North West Consortium
Doctoral Training Partnership
The North West Consortium
Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) Studentship Competition for 2017/18 is now open.
20 Jan 2017
1+3 Scheme (One Year Master’s + Three Years Doctoral Study)
This scheme will provide support for students undertaking an eligible Master’s programme which focuses on advanced study and research training explicitly intended to provide a foundation for further research at doctoral level, who will then progress to a doctoral programme.
+2 Scheme (Two years Doctoral Study – For current first year students only)
This scheme will provide support for up to two year s of full time study, or four years of part-time study for students who are currently registered onto the first year of a programme leading to the award of a doctoral degree. Students in their second or third year will not be eligible for funding.
+3 Scheme (Three years Doctoral Study)
This scheme will provide support for up to three years of full-time study, or six years of part-time study, on a programme leading to the award of a doctoral degree.
A full postgraduate award for full-time study provides funds to meet:
The payment of approved fees to the institution
A maintenance grant
The level of the grant for the academic year 2016-17 is as follows (the level of the grant for 2016-17 and after is subject to confirmation from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) ):
Maintenance Grant £14,296
Students opting to study part time will receive a pro rata maintenance grant of the equivalent of a full time award.
Students will receive additional disability allowance where appropriate.
Fees Only Awards for eligible EU students provide the payment of tuition fees only. ‘Fees-only’ award holders are not eligible to receive a maintenance grant from AHRC funds.
OTHER KEY DATES
You must also submit a NWCDTP Funding Application by 10 February 2017 (5pm) in order to be considered.
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).
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