Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentships

The North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP), led by The University of Manchester, is one of 10 consortia who will share more than £170 million in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over eight years. This equates to funding and training for at least 225 new researchers in the arts and humanities through the NWCDTP.

DTPs provide innovative training environments for doctoral researchers. They include opportunities for PhD students to undertake broader training or development, such as language learning, overseas research visits, or placements with non-academic partners.

The consortium includes a wide variety of bodies beyond the university sector that students can engage with to further their experience, from multinational organisations to local museums and galleries.

Dr Erica Baffelli, NWCDTP Director, said: "On behalf of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership I am delighted by this new award from the AHRC, which will allow us to fund and train at least 225 new researchers in the arts and humanities. Since its formation in 2014 the NWCDTP has established a successful partnership that provides high-quality doctoral training across the whole range of the arts and humanities. In the new phase of the DTP we will build on our effective partnership to continue to innovate to produce impactful research."

Further information is available on the University News pages.

The deadline for applications for funding 2019-20 is 5.00 pm GMT on 7 February 2020. There is only one closing date for funding applications each year and there is no flexibility on this date.

How to Apply

To apply for an award, candidates must have applied for a place on a programme by Monday 13 January 2020. Please note that your application for admission onto your chosen programme must be complete (no missing documents) when submitted by this deadline. Please indicate in the 'Source of Funding' section of your programme application that you are applying for AHRC funding. Alternatively, if you have already submitted your programme application, please contact us at In order to be eligible for NWCDTP funding you must have been offered and accepted a place on a programme at Lancaster University by 7 February 2020.

You must also submit an NWCDTP Funding Application by 5.00 pm GMT on 7 February 2020 in order to be considered. Applicants are strongly advised to liaise with prospective supervisors when completing the studentship application form.

Further information about the NWCDTP and the studentships on offer is available via the NWCDTP website, as are the application forms and guidance notes. Please check that you meet the academic and residential eligibility criteria on page 2 of the guidance notes before applying. Applications should be made on the appropriate application form and should be sent to with the separate Equality and Diversity Form (also available from the NWCDTP website).

Frequently Asked Questions


Pathway Representatives

Please contact your Pathway Representative in the first instance if you need help completing your AHRC application form. If help is still required contact


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