Applying for funding as a current doctoral student

If you have already started doctoral study at one of the consortium universities, you may be eligible to apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship providing that, at the start of the award, you would have at least 50% of your period of study remaining. Full-time doctoral students who commenced their first year of study in October 2019 are eligible to apply. Part-time students in their first, second or third year may also be eligible to apply. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please enquire with your department or faculty in the first instance.

The application process varies depending on which institution you are applying to for funding.

Current students at the Open University

If you are a current doctoral student at the Open University who commenced their first year of study in October 2019 (full-time) or in October 2017, 2018 or 2019 (part-time), you are welcome to apply for AHRC funding. Please send an email to the Senior Manager (Research & Scholarship) at FASS-PhD-Applications@open.ac.uk by the deadline of 8 January 2020. You will then be emailed a link to the online application system.

Current students at the University of Oxford

If you are a current doctoral student at the University of Oxford who commenced their first year of study in October 2019 (full-time) or in October 2017, 2018 or 2019 (part-time), you are welcome to apply for AHRC funding. Please send an email to the Scholarships Officer at ahrcdtp@admin.ox.ac.uk by 20 December 2019. You will then be sent further information and details of materials you will be required to provide (including a completed OOC DTP Application Form and academic references). The completed application must then be received by the deadline of 10 January 2020.

Current students at the University of Cambridge

If you are a current doctoral student at the University of Cambridge who commenced their first year of study in October 2019 (full-time) or in October 2017, 2018 or 2019 (part-time), you are welcome to apply for OOC AHRC DTP funding. Please send an email to the Scholarship Administrator at postgraduatefunding@admin.cam.ac.uk by the deadline of 7 January 2020 along with the completed OOC DTP Application Form and two academic reference letters, one of which should be from your current supervisor.

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