How to Apply

The Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP welcomes applications for AHRC studentships starting in 2019-20.

Your DTP funding application will only be considered by the consortium if you have also applied for and received an offer of admission from the institution at which you wish to take up your OOC AHRC DTP funding.

You are free to apply for admission to study at as many of the consortium institutions as you wish, but you must decide which one you would like to apply to for OOC AHRC DTP funding.

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

 

Applications to the Open University

If you wish to apply for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC studentship, you must have applied for doctoral study at the Open University before 11 January 2019.

Before you apply, please read the information about the OU research areas that are supported. Please note these must be in one the subject areas identified on the OOC DTP website.  

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 DTP funding application form online via the online application portal.

If you are interested in applying for a Collaborative Doctoral Award, please contact the lead supervisor in the first instance.

If you are a current doctoral student at The Open University who commenced their first year of study of October 2018 (full time) or in October 2016, 2017 2018 (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 11 January 2019. You will then be emailed a link to the online application system.

Applications to 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 (11 January 2019 for Humanities courses or 25 January 2019 for Social Sciences courses). 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 Supplementary Questions Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application.

Applications to Cambridge

When applying for study through the 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 Supplementary Questions 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.

If you are a current doctoral student at the University of Cambridge who commenced their first year of study in October 2018 (full time) or in October 2016, 2017 or 2018 (part time), you are welcome to apply for AHRC funding. Please send an email to the Scholarship Administrator at graduate.funding@admin.cam.ac.uk by the deadline of 3 January 2019 along with the completed  OOC DTP Supplementary Questions Form and two academic references, one of which should be from your current supervisor.

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