The Open Studentship Competition

It has been necessary to revise the dates of the 2021/2022 Studentship Competition. Candidates should note the changes below, and that the timeline published in our original guidance no longer applies:

Thursday 24 February 2022, by 4:00pm
Deadline for the submission of Nomination Forms to the NBCDTP. Candidates and prospective supervisors should be aware that schools, departments and subject areas may set their own internal deadline for the receipt of the completed nomination form and supporting documents, in advance of this deadline, which we ask you to observe. 

Monday 28 March 2022, by 4:00pm
Deadline for the submission of all Subject Area Review Panel scores and comments to the NBCDTP.

Wednesday 6 April 2022
Moderation by the NBCDTP Moderation Sub-committee.

Tuesday 26 April 2022
Meeting of the NBCDTP Studentships Committee.

From Wednesday 27 April 2022 (onwards)
Results announced (subject to individual institutional processes).


The 2021/2022 competition, for studentships starting in October 2022, launched here on Wednesday 6 October 2021. 

2022 Competition Launch and Briefing

Northern Bridge Online Launch Event Recording

Prospective applicants are expected to read the full Guidance Notes, to make themselves aware of the competition process and deadlines, and to approach prospective supervisors at the relevant Schools and Departments at the earliest opportunity.

The competition is open to all applicants who meet the AHRC's eligibility criteria. We hosted three Application Masterclasses for prospective applicants in early November 2021. You'll find the presentation slides and a recording of one of those Masterclasses in our Resources section. 

Guidance Notes for Staff and Applicants

Northern Bridge Nomination Form 2021-2022

P‌lease note that you must first download and save both the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Nomination Form to your own device before completing them. The forms will not work as intended if you open and complete them online. Please fill in the copies you have downloaded to your device. You can also Right Click on the above links and select "Save Link As" to save the forms to your device.

(‌Note: Applicants must be selected for nomination by their school/department. Applicants who submit an incomplete and unsolicited Nomination Form, either direct to schools or departments or direct to the Northern Bridge Consortium, will not be considered.)

Guidance for Staff and Applicants