94 AHRC-Funded Studentships available to support doctoral research

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers.

M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. 

This year, M4C is awarding up to 94 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants through an open competition, plus 15 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

Each studentship includes full research fees, a substantial maintenance grant plus additional research training support and weare inviting applications from students with research interests in the following fields:

  • Archaeology
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Drama and Theatre Arts
  • English Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Heritage Studies
  • History (including African Studies)
  • Interdisciplinary (including Sexuality and Gender Studies)
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Media, Film Studies and Creative Writing
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Theology and Religion
  • Visual Arts and History of Art

Please read our research areas page for full details of our range of expertise for supervision. We also have two CDAs in partnership with Hay Festival and the National Trust:

Workshops are being held in November to provide advice on making an M4C application. The Birmingham event is being held on Saturday 16 November at the University of Birmingham and you can book your place online now

The deadline for M4C funding applications is 12pm on Tuesday 14 January 2020. For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and how to apply, please visit https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk

Midlands4Cities doctoral training partnership