Northern Bridge

Northern Bridge is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It brings together the cutting-edge expertise and exceptional resources of Queens University Belfast, Newcastle University, and Durham University and their Strategic Partners. We offer over fifty fully-funded studentships per year to outstanding postgraduate researchers across the full range of Arts and Humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines.

Northern Bridge students benefit from supervision, training and development of the highest quality, tailored to the needs of twenty-first-century researchers.

How Will This Benefit You?

Northern Bridge offers over fifty fully-funded doctoral studentships to outstanding applicants across the full range of arts and humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines.

We provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study, which incorporates:

  • Payment of tuition fees;
  • A maintenance award at the UK Research Councils’ national rate (currently £14,296 per annum);
  • A research training support grant (RTSG) to fund the costs of study abroad, conference attendance and fieldwork;
  • Financial support to participate in a Northern Bridge Autumn Conference, an annual Summer School and a Completion and Leadership Workshop, which include specialist training as well as events focussing on career development and enhancing your employability;
  • Financial support for placements and the acquisition of the skills necessary for you to complete your PhD to the highest standards.

Application Details


The Northern Bridge Competition is now open and will close on 10 January 2018 

Application Masterclass

If you would like to find out more about Northern Bridge please come along to our application masterclass where you can talk to the Northern Bridge Directors and get some practical advice about applying for the studentship.

Application Masterclass

14 November 2017 from 16:00 - 18:00,

Location Ashby building, Level 2 Room 014

Click here to register.



Northern Bridge Application Masterclass Slides‌ from November 2016

Before applying please ensure you read the Applicant Guidance Notes

Northern Bridge Conference

Contact Details

Need more information - Get in touch today

Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Administrator 028 9097 2562


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