Current Students

Below, current Northern Bridge, Northern Bridge Consortium and National Productivity Investment Fund studentship award-holders will find the application forms and guidances notes for the various funding opportunities available.

All guidance should be read in conjunction with the:

Eligible Costs and the Reimbursement of Expenses for Northern Bridge Consortium (NBC) Studentship Award-holders

The Small and Large Grant Schemes can be used to enable AHRC Northern Bridge Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NBCDTP) studentship award-holders to, (for example and not limited to), undertake overseas and UK study visits and fieldwork; participate in overseas and UK conferences; cover other primary research costs, e.g. consumables or artist materials, that are essential to the satisfactory completion of the award-holder’s thesis; and to allow award-holders to undertake training programmes tailored to their specific research, training and professional development needs. The funds can be used to cover, (for example and not limited to), the costs of travel, accommodation, and other associated costs that are incurred as a result of the award-holder’s activity:

The NBCDTP is committed to providing its award-holders with the widest range of opportunities to: a) Apply their knowledge, skills and research in non-academic environments; b) Gain new skills and competencies that complement their postgraduate research and training; and c) Generate impact from their research and share the knowledge they have developed with non-academic actors and audiences. To help achieve these objectives, the NBCDTP runs a Placement Scheme. The Scheme is responsive and supports award-holders to design their own placements, which are tailored to their specific research, training and career development needs:

The Cohort Development and Innovation Scheme (Student-led) funds innovative training programmes, events and activities. The NBCDTP Academic Directors will receive, evaluate, and prioritise innovative proposals for generic and specialised research training that emerge from the cohort of NBCDTP students:

The NBCDTP also welcomes supervisors of award-holders, as well as representatives of Strategic Partners, Postgraduate Research Directors, and our colleagues in Careers, Library, IT and Language Services to submit proposals for cohort training and development initiatives:

The NBCDTP runs a number of Cohort Development events during the academic year: the Autumn Induction conference (new award-holders only); the Summer School (all award-holders) and the Completion and Leadership Workshop (award-holders going into their final year of funded study). Attendance is mandatory. If you are unable to attend, you must complete and submit the exemption form: