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AHRC studentships for doctoral researchers in the arts and humanities


Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership

Midlands4Cities Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) is an AHRC-funded collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.  M4C provides combined research expertise for the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. It delivers excellence in all aspects of research supervision and training and provides access to a wide range of facilities, cohort events and placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors. 

Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership is awarding up to 93 PhD studentships in arts and humanities for UK, EU and International applicants for 2022 entry through an open competition.

M4C is also awarding 16 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) which provide diverse and unique project opportunities with national, regional and local partner organisations.

How to apply:

The deadline for AHRC funding applications is 12 January 2022 - 12.00 hours (UTC+0) applicants must also have applied for a place to study at one of the eight M4C universities.

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit or contact

Closing date: 12 January 2022 - 12.00 hours (UTC+0)

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 26th October 2021
Closes: 12th January 2022
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