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Open University/AHRC PhD Studentships 

The Open University is pleased to offer Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (OOC DTP). The DTP is a consortium of three universities underpinned by world-class research and training environments, supported by strategic partnerships with the BBC World Service, the National Trust and British Telecom.

The Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP AHRC PhD studentships are available via the Open University across all three AHRC subject classifications: ‘Histories, Cultures and Heritage’, ‘Creative and Performing Arts’, and ‘Languages and Literature’. Full details of eligible subject areas are in the Further Particulars (see below).  EU nationals who are resident in the UK are advised to consult AHRC guidelines on eligibility prior to application.

The Open University is internationally recognised for innovative research across the Arts and Humanities. We host a number of major AHRC- and ESRC-funded research projects.  We have a strong commitment to cross-disciplinary work, to national and international public engagement, and to creative partnerships with a range of non-university partners.

Any prospective doctoral student wishing to study at a UK research organisation is eligible for studentship funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), including the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Awards to international students are limited, however, and will not normally exceed 30% of the total awards in any one year.

All UKRI-funded doctoral students are eligible for a full award, comprising a stipend to support living costs (at least £15,609 p.a.) and fees up to the home rate. The DTP partners will cover the gap between the home and overseas fee rates for international students.

Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for the AHRC and the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP.

Funding is adjusted on a pro-rata basis for part-time students and where the award is for a period of less than 12 months in any year.

Those in receipt of studentships will be eligible for the same benefits as other UKRI-funded students, including additional support for research expenses and individual skills training, funded sick leave (up to 13 weeks in any 12 month period), funded parental leave, and Disability Support Allowance (DSA).

How to apply

You should apply to the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP standard route competition at the same time as applying for admission to a PhD programme at the Open University.

To be considered for nomination to the OOC DTP you must:

  • Submit a completed copy of the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP Application Form when you apply to the OU;
  • Indicate on the OU Application Form that you wish to be considered for Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship funding

Closing date: noon 11 January 2022

Equal opportunity is University Policy.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Milton Keynes
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £15,609 per annum plus fees
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Placed On: 18th November 2021
Closes: 11th January 2022
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