North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)
Funded PhD Studentships for 2021-2022 entry
The NWCDTP brings together the Universities of Salford, Manchester, Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool, MMU, and the RNCM which between them award NWC PhD studentships annually. A full postgraduate award for full-time study provides funds to meet:
–The payment of approved fees to the institution
– A maintenance grant
The level of the grant for the current academic year 2020-21 is as follows (the level of the grant for 2021-22 and the following years is subject to confirmation from the AHRC):
- Maintenance Grant £15,283
The Consortium also provides access to additional funding for field research and further training.
The studentships and training initiatives of various kinds and span the full range of the AHRC’s disciplines. As part of the scheme, the AHRC is also funding placement opportunities and additional skills training, working alongside partner organisations including museums, galleries, cultural organisations and businesses.
Salford Pathway Representatives:
Dr Scott Thurston
Dr Jade Munslow Ong
The competition is now open for applications for the 2021/22 academic year and potential applicants are invited to submit to the University of Salford as follows:
To apply for an NWC DTP award at the University of Salford, candidates must have applied for a place on a PhD programme at Salford by 15 January 2021
Applications to the University of Salford can be made at the following link:
Please contact the relevant Pathway Representative at Salford with an expression of interest as soon as possible.
Candidates must then submit an NWCDTP funding application by Friday 5 February 2021 (5pm).
Ring Fenced Studentships
The NWCDTP is committed to equality of opportunity and working to ensure our student cohort reflects the diverse community we serve. We have introduced a range of positive measures to assist in achieving these commitments, recognising in particular that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled groups are currently underrepresented on our programmes and across the UK university sector. The introduction of these measures follows a review of our recruitment processes and forms part of a three-year plan we have developed to achieve greater diversity and better equality outcomes.
One of the steps we are taking as part of that plan is to introduce ring-fenced studentships during 2021 and 2022. In 2021, we will guarantee studentships for one candidate with a known disability and one candidate from a BAME background. In 2022, we will guarantee two candidates from BAME backgrounds a studentship. Applicants from these groups will, of course, also be considered as part of our recruitment to all of the available studentships.
Applicants wishing to apply for one of the ring-fenced studentships will have the opportunity to identify themselves on the application form as wishing to be considered for these targeted studentships. Their applications will be considered as part of the standard award competition and will be subject to the same assessment criteria and schedule.
Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their interests with the relevant pathway representative and prospective supervisors before submission of a formal application to the University and to the NWC.
For general advice concerning the NWC studentship competition, please contact PGR-SupportSAM@salford.ac.uk in the first instance.