Northern Bridge Consortium offers up to 67 funded doctoral studentships to outstanding applicants across the full range of arts and humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines, and interdisciplinary studies.

We run an annual competition to select the best doctoral candidates and provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study, which incorporates:

  • Payment of tuition fees at the UK Research Councils' Home rate;
  • A maintanence award at the UK Research Councils' national rate (currently £15,285 per annum);
  • A research training support grant to fund the costs of study abroad, conference attendance and fieldwork; 
  • Financial support to participate in a Northern Bridge Autumn Conference, an annual Summer School and a Completion and Leadership Workshop, which includes specialist training as well as events focussing on career development and enhancing your employability; 
  • Financial support for placements and the acquisition of the skills necessary for you to complete your PhD to the highest standards. 

The 2020/2021 Competition Launch Briefing for Academic and Professional Services Staff.