Northern Bridge Consortium offers up to 67 funded doctoral studentships to outstanding applicants across a 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 package of financial support over the duration of study, which includes:

  • Payment of tuition fees at the UK Research Councils' Home rate;
  • A maintanence award at the UK Research Councils' national rate (currently £15,609 per annum);
  • A research training support grant to fund the costs of study abroad, conference attendance and fieldwork; 
  • Financial support to participate in the consortium's annual conferences, as well a chance to participate in a comprehensive suite of training activities.
  • Financial support for placements and the acquisition of the skills necessary for you to complete your PhD to the highest standards. ‌