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.