How to Apply

The application process for OOC DTP studentship funding varies depending on which institution you are applying to for funding. Before applying, you are advised to follow these steps:

  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Identify a programme of doctoral study and supervisor within the consortium or select a CDA project from those available
  3. Check the relevant university-specific application process for OOC DTP funding, as detailed below
  4. Read the OOC DTP further guidance and FAQs

If you wish to apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship via the Open University, you must have applied for doctoral study at the OU before 12 January 2021. Before you apply, please read the information about the OU research areas that are supported. The OU research area web pages give contact details for members of academic staff who can talk to you about your application and the suitability of your research proposal.

To apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship, you must first complete an OU application form. If you are shortlisted for nomination for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship by the Open University, you will be invited to complete a separate OOC DTP funding application form.

Details of Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) available through the Open University are listed here. If you are interested in applying for a CDA, please contact the lead supervisor in the first instance.

If you wish to apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP studentship at the University of Oxford, you must have applied for a place on your chosen research programme by the relevant January deadline (8 or 22 January 2021, depending on course). The funding deadline can be found by looking up your course on the Oxford Course Directory

In order to be considered for a studentship you must tick the relevant box in the studentships section of the application form. You will also need to complete the OOC DTP Application Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application.

Note: some courses offer an earlier deadline of 13 November 2020 as well as the relevant January deadline. If you apply for the November deadline and also wish to apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP studentship at the University of Oxford you will need to upload the OOC DTP application form as an additional document when completing your application  by the November deadline. The form cannot be submitted at a later stage.

Details of Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) available through the University of Oxford are listed here. If you are interested in applying for a CDA, please contact the lead supervisor in the first instance.

When applying for study through the University of Cambridge Graduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding and complete the AHRC section under “Funding”. You will also need to complete the OOC DTP Application Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application through the portal. The funding deadline can be found by looking up your course on the Cambridge Course Directory.

Details of Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) available through the University of Cambridge are listed here. If you are interested in applying for a CDA, please contact the lead supervisor in the first instance.

Please note

Your application will only be considered by the DTP if you have received an offer of admission from the university at which you wish to take up your studentship.

  • You may apply for admission to study at as many of the consortium institutions as you wish, but you must decide in advance which one you would like to apply to for DTP funding.

  • You should only submit one application to the OOC DTP for studentship funding in any year.

  • Applications for funding cannot be transferred to a different university following submission.