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. If applying via the standard route, identify a programme of doctoral study and supervisor within the consortium;
  3. If applying for a Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA), contact the supervisors to discuss the project, as detailed in the CDA advert;
  4. Check the relevant university-specific application process and deadline for OOC DTP funding, as detailed below;
  5. Read the OOC DTP further guidance and FAQs before completing and submitting your application.

 

Please note that the OOC DTP office will be closed for the winter holiday from 21 December 2023 to 1 January 2024. We will return on 2 January 2024. We will not be able to respond to queries during this period.

Applicant information session

Friday 6 October 2023, 12:30-2:00pm (GMT) & Monday 13 November 2023, 5-6:30pm (GMT)

Join us for an overview of the studentship competition and to ask any questions. Please register for a place by midday the working day before the session, i.e. Thursday 5 October or Friday 10 November. Please complete the form to at this link Applicant Information Sessions 2023/4 (office.com) to register. 

 

 

 

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 9th January 2024 (midday, UK time). Before you apply, please refer to the OU web page 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, please complete OOC DTP Application Form, Research Proposal and OU application form along with  supporting documents listed on the application from send to FASS-PhD-Applications@open.ac.uk 

To be considered for an award via the DTP's Black and Global Majority studentships initiative, you must also disclose ethnicity information in the monitoring section of the OU's application form.

To apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship, please complete OOC DTP Application Form, Research Proposal and OU application form along with  supporting documents listed on the application from send to FASS-PhD-Applications@open.ac.uk 

To be considered for an award via the DTP's Black and Global Majority studentships initiative, you must also disclose ethnicity information in the monitoring section of the OU's 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 2023 (full-time) or in October 2021, 2022 or 2023 (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 with a copy of your completed OOC DTP Application Form by the deadline of 9th January 2024.

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 (5 or 19 January 2024, depending on course). Some courses offer earlier deadlines in November and 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. To be considered for an award via the DTP's Black and Global Majority studentships initiative, you must also disclose ethnicity information in the monitoring section of the university’s admissions system.

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 2023 (full-time) or in October 2021, 2022 or 2023 (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 2023. 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 5 January 2024.

Applying when new to doctoral study at Cambridge

When applying for study through the University of Cambridge Postgraduate 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. To be considered for an award via the DTP's Black and Global Majority studentships initiative, you must also disclose ethnicity information in the monitoring section of the university’s admissions system.

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 2023 (full-time) or in October 2021, 2022 or 2023 (part-time), you are welcome to apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship. Please email the Scholarship Administrator at ahrc.and.esrc.dtp.funding@admin.cam.ac.uk by the deadline of 4 January 2024 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 ahrc.and.esrc.dtp.funding@admin.cam.ac.uk by 4 January 2024.

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.

  • The OOC DTP will only consider one application for studentship funding per candidate in a given year.

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