Open for applications: Midlands3Cities funding for PhD studentships available at University of Leicester

Posted by ew205 at Oct 23, 2017 11:38 AM |
Applicant workshop on 18 November for doctoral training partnership across universities in Leicester, Nottingham and Birmingham which funds PhD studentships

Applications are now open for Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnerships- a studentship scheme providing research candidates with enhanced mentoring, subject skills training and support in preparing for a career.

On 18 November, an Application Writing Workshop and Guidance session will take place at the University of Leicester. The workshop aims to provide prospective applicants with the opportunity to discuss the application process, and to find the necessary guidance on applications in the early stages. It will be delivered by academic staff, with additional support and information provided by current doctoral students, including AHRC-funded students.

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) brings together six leading universities across Leicester, Nottingham and Birmingham to provide combined research expertise for the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers.

The University of Leicester is keen to receive applications for the next academic year from prospective research students looking to complete a PhD with research focused around arts and humanities topics, which are available to receive funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

There are up to 82 PhD studentships available for UK and EU applicants, and the deadline for applications is mid-January 2018.

The studentships enable excellent students to become part of the thriving community of postgraduate research students at the University of Leicester who are producing world-class research.

The University of Leicester’s specialist M3C subject areas are Museum Studies, English, History and Archaeology, however PhD supervision is available in all other arts and humanities departments.

Current 1st year PhD students in receipt of funding from Midlands3Cities have made the following comments about their studentships:

Yvonne, a 1st year PhD student in Archaeology, said: “I chose M3C because I admire its output in leading research and I really appreciate the community that grows from the cohort – facilitating multidisciplinary collaboration of ideas and skills.”

Chiara, a 1st year PhD student in Museum Studies, added: “I chose Midlands3Cities because it offers great opportunities for both professional and personal development, in an international and creative environment.”

The deadline for Midlands3Cities applications, which must be accompanied by a University PhD application, is 15 January 2018.

Further information about M3C at the University of Leicester can be found here:

The Midlands3Cities website is:


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