How to Apply

The studentship competition is now open for funding starting in 2022/23.
 

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
  3. Check the relevant university-specific application process for OOC DTP funding, as detailed below
  4. Read the OOC DTP further guidance and FAQs

Applying when new to doctoral study at the OU

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 by midday 11 January 2022. Before you apply, please refer to the OU research areas web pages to see what subject areas are supported and to find contact details for members of academic staff who can talk to you about your application and 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.

Applying as an on-course student at the OU

If you are a current doctoral student at the Open University who commenced their first year of study in October 2021 (full-time) or in October 2019, 2020 or 2021 (part-time), you may be eligible to apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship. Please email the FASS team on FASS-PhD-Applications@open.ac.uk by the deadline of midday 11 January 2022.

Applying when new to doctoral study at Oxford

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 (7 or 21 January 2022, depending on course). Some courses offer earlier deadlines of 12 November and 3 December, as well as the relevant January deadline. If you apply for an earlier 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. The form cannot be submitted at a later stage.

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 Oxford application form. You will also need to complete the OOC DTP Application Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application.

Applying as an on-course student at Oxford

If you are a current doctoral student at the University of Oxford who commenced their first year of study in October 2021 (full-time) or in October 2019, 2020 or 2021 (part-time), you may be eligible to apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship. 

Please email the Humanities Division Scholarships Officer at ahrcdtp@admin.ox.ac.uk by 15 December 2021. 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 7 January 2022.

Applying when new to doctoral study at Cambridge

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.

Applying as an on-course student at Cambridge

If you are a current doctoral student at the University of Cambridge who commenced their first year of study in October 2021 (full-time) or in October 2019, 2020 or 2021 (part-time), you are welcome to apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship. Please email the Scholarship Administrator at Research.Council.Funding@admin.cam.ac.uk by the deadline of 7 January 2022 with a copy of your completed OOC DTP Application Form. You will also need to submit two academic reference letters, one of which should be from your current supervisor. Please ask your referees to email the references to the Scholarship Administrator at Research.Council.Funding@admin.cam.ac.uk by 7 January 2022.

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.