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Northern Bridge Consortium

Deadline: 13 January, 2020
Level of Study
Postgraduate Research
Country Group
EU, NI, ROI, GB
Funding Amount
Stipend £15,009 (currently), plus tuition fees
Application Status
Closed

Eligibility summary

  • Level of StudyPostgraduate Research

Overview

Northern Bridge Consortium is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

It brings together the cutting-edge expertise and exceptional resources of Durham University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Queen’s University Belfast, Sunderland University, Teesside University and Ulster Universityand their strategic partners. 

We offer up to 67 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 21st-century researchers. 

 

 

 

Further Information

http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/

Funding Towards

Tuition Fees, Living Costs / Stipend, Training and Development, Placement

Funding Body

AHRC
http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/

Funding Amount

Stipend £15,009 (currently), plus tuition fees

  • Payment of tuition fees; 
  • A maintenance award at the UK Research Councils' national rate (currently £15,009 per annum); 
  • A research training support grant 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 includes 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.  
Number of Awards

67

Funding Body

AHRC
http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/

Relevant Links for More Information

http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/

 

Terms and Conditions

Academic Qualifications and Experience 
Competition for Northern Bridge studentships is intense, and we require evidence of academic excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as evidence that the candidate has sufficient research skills to undertake the project. 

This generally means a first-class or good upper-second undergraduate degree and performance at or around distinction level in a masters degree. 

In exceptional cases, candidates with lower qualifications may be considered if they can demonstrate that relevant professional practice or work experience has equipped them with equivalent academic and research skills.

 

Citizenship and Eligibility

Applicants must be United Kingdom citizens or residents of another European Union country.

European Union applicants who have not been resident in the UK for the three years prior to the start of their studentship are eligible for a fees-only award from the AHRC.

Institutional funds permitting, Northern Bridge may offer maintenance awards to EU applicants selected for studentships. Further details about the AHRC's residency requirements, which Northern Bridge is required to follow, can be found in RCUK’s Terms and Conditions of Research Council Training Grants. 

 

Commencement of Awards 

To be eligible for a studentship in the next recruitment round you must be applying to commence a programme of doctoral study in the 2019/20 academic year, which starts 1 October 2020. 

Applicants who have already commenced their doctoral studies are eligible to apply providing they will have completed no more than 18 months of full-time or 36 months of part-time study by 1 October 2020. 

Awards cannot be deferred and selected candidates will be assumed to be starting their studies on 1 October 2020 unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

 

 

Eligibility

Academic Qualifications and Experience 

Competition for Northern Bridge studentships is intense, and we require evidence of academic excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as evidence that the candidate has sufficient research skills to undertake the project. 

This generally means a first-class or good upper-second undergraduate degree and performance at or around distinction level in a masters degree. 

In exceptional cases, candidates with lower qualifications may be considered if they can demonstrate that relevant professional practice or work experience has equipped them with equivalent academic and research skills. 

 

Citizenship and Eligibility 

Applicants must be United Kingdom citizens or residents of another European Union country. 

European Union applicants who have not been resident in the UK for the three years prior to the start of their studentship are eligible for a fees-only award from the AHRC. 

Institutional funds permitting, Northern Bridge may offer maintenance awards to EU applicants selected for studentships. Further details about the AHRC's residency requirements, which Northern Bridge is required to follow, can be found in RCUK’s Terms and Conditions of Research Council Training Grants. 

 

Commencement of Awards 

To be eligible for a studentship in the next recruitment round you must be applying to commence a programme of doctoral study in the 2019/20 academic year, which starts 1 October 2020. 

Applicants who have already commenced their doctoral studies are eligible to apply providing they will have completed no more than 18 months of full-time or 36 months of part-time study by 1 October 2020. 

Awards cannot be deferred and selected candidates will be assumed to be starting their studies on 1 October 2020 unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

Subjects

Northern Bridge invites applications in the following subject areas, and strongly encourages interdisciplinary projects encompassing  a maximum of two of these. Please note that not all subject areas are offered by each institution: 

  • Archaeology 
  • Asiatic and Oriental Studies 
  • Celtic Studies 
  • Classics 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Cultural and Museum Studies 
  • Cultural and Museum Studies: Cultural Geography 
  • Cultural Studies: Policy, Arts Management and Creative Industries 
  • Dance 
  • Design 
  • Design: Architecture - History, Theory and Practice 
  • Development Studies 
  • Drama and Theatre Studies 
  • English Language and Literature 
  • Ethnography and Anthropology 
  • French Studies 
  • German Studies (including Dutch and Yiddish) 
  • Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin Studies 
  • History 
  • Interpreting and Translation 
  • Italian Studies 
  • Languages and Literature: Creative Writing 
  • Law and Legal Studies 
  • Law and Legal Studies: Criminal Law and Criminology 
  • Library and Information Studies 
  • Linguistics 
  • Media: Film History, Theory and Criticism 
  • Media: Journalism 
  • Media: Media and Communication Studies 
  • Media: New Media/Web-Based Studies 
  • Media: Publishing 
  • Media: Television History, Theory and Criticism 
  • Middle Eastern and African Studies 
  • Music 
  • Philosophy 
  • Political Science and International Studies (Diplomacy and International Relations) 
  • Russian, Slavonic and Eastern European Studies 
  • Theology, Divinity and Religion 
  • Visual Arts 
  • Visual Arts: Applied Arts - History, Theory and Practice 
  • Visual Arts: Art History 
  • Visual Arts: Art Theory and Aesthetics 
  • Visual Arts: Community Art including Art and Health 
  • Visual Arts: Digital Arts - History, Theory and Practice 
  • Visual Arts: Film-based - History, Theory and Practice 
  • Visual Arts: Fine Art - History, Theory and Practice 
  • Visual Arts: Installation and Sound Art - History, Theory and Practice 
  • Visual Arts: Photography - History, Theory and Practice 
Funding Type

Help with new course

Fee Status

EU, NI, ROI, GB

Country Group

EU, NI, ROI, GB

Study Level

Postgraduate Research

Start Date

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 BST

Close Date

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT

How to Apply

Applicants should read the full guidance notes available here 

 

The studentship competition is a two-stage process: 

Stage One: Postgraduate Application 

Applicants to both the Standard PhD and Collaborative Doctoral Award routes wishing to apply for a studentship must complete their chosen University’s online postgraduate application form and submit it by 16:00 on 13 January 2020. 

It is vital that applicants to the Standard PhD route consult their prospective School or Department at the earliest opportunity so that the expertise and capacity to supervise the proposed research can be identified, and to ensure that you will be fully supported throughout the competition process. 

Stage Two: Applicant Nomination 

School/Department-based selection panels then select their strongest nominees on the basis of the applicant’s qualifications, research proposal, relevant experience and references. Those applicants will be asked to complete a Nomination Form, which must be submitted to the NBCDTP by 16:00 on 17 February 2020 by the applicant’s School/Department. Nominations made after this date will not be considered. 

The results of the competition are expected to be announced on 8 April 2020.