Northern Bridge Consortium

Deadline: 13 January, 2021
Level of Study
Postgraduate Research
Country Group
EU, GB, International, NI, ROI
Funding Amount
Stipend £15,285 (currently), plus tuition fees
Application Status
Closed

Eligibility summary

  • NationalityAll
  • 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 £15,285 (currently), plus tuition fees

  • Payment of tuition fees; 
  • A maintenance award at the UK Research Councils' national rate (currently £15,285 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

As of 2020/21, all international students will be eligible to apply for Northern Bridge Consortium studentships, including EU and non-EU citizens. We currently have no specific guidance as to how this will work in practice and the exact level of financial support or number of studentships we will be able to offer students in this category. Please check back here regularly for updates on this as we release them.

Further details about the AHRC's residency requirements, which Northern Bridge is required to follow, can be found in UKRI'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 2021/22 academic year, which starts 1 October 2021. 

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 2021. 

Awards cannot be deferred and selected candidates will be assumed to be starting their studies on 1 October 2021 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 

As of 2020/21, all international students will be eligible to apply for Northern Bridge Consortium studentships, including EU and non-EU citizens. We currently have no specific guidance as to how this will work in practice and the exact level of financial support or number of studentships we will be able to offer students in this category. Please check back here regularly for updates on this as we release them.

Further details about the AHRC's residency requirements, which Northern Bridge is required to follow, can be found in UKRI'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 2021/22 academic year, which starts 1 October 2021. 

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 2021. 

Awards cannot be deferred and selected candidates will be assumed to be starting their studies on 1 October 2021 unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

Subjects

The Northern Bridge Consortium invites applications in the following subject areas. Please note that not all subject areas are offered by each institution:

Archaeology

  • Archaeological Theory
  • Archaeology of Human Origins
  • Archaeology of Literate Societies
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Landscape and Environmental Archaeology
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Prehistoric Archaeology

Classics

  • Classical Literature
  • Classical Reception
  • Epigraphy and Papyrology
  • Languages and Linguistics
  • Philosophy, Thought and Religion

Cultural and Museum Studies

  • Conservation of Art and Textiles
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies and Pop Culture
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Heritage Management
  • Museum and Gallery Studies
  • Policy, Arts Management and Creative Industries

Development Studies

  • Area and Development Studies

History

  • American Studies
  • Cultural History
  • Economic and Social History
  • History of Science/Medicine/Technology
  • Imperial/Colonial History
  • Political History
  • Post-Colonial Studies
  • Religious History
  • War Studies

Information and Communication Technologies

  • Information and Knowledge Management

Law and Legal Studies

  • Common Law, including Commercial Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Law and Criminology
  • EU Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence/Philosophy of Law
  • Law Regulated by Statute
  • Law Relating to Property
  • Legal History
  • Public Law

Library and Information Studies

  • Archives
  • Computational Studies
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Information Science and Retrieval
  • Library Studies
  • Records Management

Philosophy

  • Aesthetics
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • History of Ideas
  • History of Philosophy
  • Language and Philosophical Logic
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Science and Mathematics and Mathematical Logic
  • Political Philosophy

Political Science and International Studies

  • Diplomacy and International Relations

Theology, Divinity and Religion

  • Alternative Spiritualities/New Religious Movements
  • Atheism/Secularism
  • Buddhism
  • Church History and History of Theology
  • Contemporary Religion
  • East Asian Religions
  • Hinduism
  • Inter-faith Religions
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Judaism
  • Liturgy
  • Modern Theology
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Sikhism
  • Systematic Theology

Design

  • Architecture History, Theory and Practice
  • Design History, Theory and Practice
  • Digital Art and Design
  • Product Design

Drama and Theatre Studies

  • Drama and Theatre - Other
  • Dramaturgy
  • Performance and Live Art
  • Scenography
  • Theatre and History
  • Theatre and Society
  • Theories of Theatre

Media

  • Film History, Theory and Criticism
  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • New Media/Web-Based Studies
  • Publishing
  • Television History, Theory and Criticism

Music

  • Classical Music
  • Composition
  • History of Music
  • Music and Society
  • Musical Performance
  • Musicology
  • Popular Music
  • Traditional Music

Visual Arts

  • Applied Arts History, Theory and Practice
  • Art History
  • Art Theory and Aesthetics
  • Community Art including Art and Health
  • Design History, Theory and Practice
  • Digital Arts History, Theory and Practice
  • Film-based Media History, Theory and Practice
  • Fine Art History, Theory and Practice
  • Installation and Sound Art History, Theory and Practice
  • Photography History, Theory and Practice
  • Time-based Media History, Theory and Practice

Languages and Literature

  • American Studies
  • Asiatic and Oriental Studies
  • Celtic Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Comparative Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature
  • Ethnography and Anthropology
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • German Studies (including Dutch and Yiddish)
  • Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin Studies
  • History and Development of the English Language
  • Interpreting and Translation
  • Italian Studies
  • Lifewriting
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Medieval Literature
  • Middle Eastern and African Studies
  • Post-Colonial Studies
  • Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture

Linguistics

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Lexicon
  • Linguistic Theory
  • Linguistics (General)
  • Morphology and Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Syntax
  • Textual Editing and Bibliography
Funding Type

Help with new course

Fee Status

EU, GB, International, NI, ROI

Nationality

All

Country Group

EU, GB, International, NI, ROI

Study Level

Postgraduate Research

Start Date

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 00:00:00 BST

Close Date

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 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 2021. 

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 2021 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 15 April 2021.