Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentships in the Arts and Humanities

Closing Date: 26 January 2015 

The Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership invites top-calibre applicants to apply to its doctoral studentships competition 2015. More than fifty fully-funded doctoral studentships are available across the full range of arts and humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines.

Northern Bridge is an exciting, AHRC-funded collaboration between Newcastle University, Durham University and Queen’s University Belfast. Our aim is to deliver outstanding doctoral education in the arts and humanities, and successful applicants will join a thriving cohort of almost fifty Northern Bridge PhD students recruited through last year’s studentship competition. Northern Bridge offers exceptional supervision by academic staff researching at the cutting edge of their disciplines, vibrant research environments that promote interdisciplinary enquiry, and research training and career development opportunities tailored to the needs of twenty-first century researchers.

Northern Bridge students benefit from our close partnerships with prestigious local and national organisations in the cultural, heritage, broadcasting, and government sectors. Our partners provide a wide range of placement, research, and training opportunities, and currently comprise: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; BBC Northern Ireland; Belfast City Council; Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure NI; Durham Cathedral; National Media Museum; New Writing North; Newcastle City Council; Sage Gateshead; Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books; The Bowes Museum; Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; and Wordsworth Trust.

We provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study, which incorporates:

•       fees and maintenance at the UK Research Councils’ national rate
•       a research training support grant (RTSG) to fund the costs of study abroad, conference attendance and fieldwork
•       financial support to attend our cohort-building events
•       financial support to incorporate short-term placements, international study visits and specialist training events in order to develop your skills.
For further details, please see the Northern Bridge website: http://www.northernbridge.ac.uk/
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