The University of Roehampton in the UK as a member of TECHNE invites applications for AHRC Studentships for Doctoral Training Programme in the 2019-2020 academic session. These studentships are available for postgraduate researchers.

The University of Roehampton is pleased to be a member of technē, a consortium of nine institutions in London and the South-East that form an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The technē consortium will fund 57 studentships per year over five years (2019-24), for outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers across the partner institutions.

Ttechnē is comprised of nine academic partner institutions: Royal Holloway University of London (co-ordinator), University of Roehampton, Brighton University, Kingston University, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London, University of Westminster, Brunel University and Loughborough University, London; and fifteen cultural partner organisations.

The name ‘TECHNE’ in reference to the Greek term for craft – it will create a new model for collaborative research skills training for PhD students.

Worth of Award

  • Maintenance and fee rates for 2017/18 are £16,553 for maintenance and £4,195 fees (three years full-time or part-time equivalent for five years). Levels for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed.
  • Students will benefit from a diversity of training opportunities and be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the Consortium.

Eligibility

  • AHRC studentships are only available for UK and EU applicants. UK/EU applicants who have not been in residence in the UK for a minimum of 3 years will only be eligible for a fees-only studentship (see AHRC Funding Guide, for details).
  • ** current PhD students are eligible to apply for TECHNE AHRC studentships if they have at least 50% of the funded period of an AHRC award (usually 18 months) remaining at the time they start their scholarship.

How to Apply

  • Those interested in applying for a technē studentship should, in the first instance, contact the relevant Departmental Research Degrees Convener to talk informally about your proposed research, what supervision is available, and your eligibility for technē.
  • The University of Roehampton will review your application and consider whether to offer you a place to study at Roehampton. At the same time, Roehampton will consider whether to progress your application through the technē selection process.
  • If it is considered that your application should be progressed to the next stage of the technē competition, an internal panel will review your application and consider whether to nominate your application to the external review stage of the process. If it is progressed to the external review phase, technē member subject specialists will review your application and decide whether you should be awarded funding.
  • Prospective or eligible current doctoral students who would like to apply for a technē AHRC studentship at Roehampton must do so via the technē AHRC online application system, flexible grant.  Roehampton will be notified of your application automatically via flexi-grant. You will also need to complete the Roehampton online application.
  • Your TECHNE application will go through a two-stage process, being considered firstly by the University of Roehampton and, if selected, secondly by a panel of subject specialists from TECHNE members.
  • Those interested in applying for a TECHNE studentship should, in the first instance, contact the relevant Departmental Research Degrees Convener to talk informally about your proposed research, what supervision is available, and your eligibility for TECHNE.
  • You are required to have made contact with the department to express your interest by 7 December 2018.

Deadline: Your Roehampton application must be submitted by midnight 4 January 2019 through our online portal https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/graduate-school/degrees/

Your technē application must be completed through flexi-grant by midnight 25 January 2019

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