Funding for current students

Below are details of the funding opportunities that are available to current students of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership.

Queries

Any questions relating to funding or studentship payments should be directed to the relevant institutional contact.

Collaborative Skills Development Scheme

Applications are invited for grants of between £2K and £5K for ambitious and innovative doctoral training initiatives focused on the needs of arts and humanities students in the institutions of the NWCDTP. We are not prescriptive about the kinds of activities which we seek to support, but we have identified a number of strategic priorities, and proposals that address one or more of these priorities may be at an advantage.

These priorities are:

  • Training in partnership working including public engagement. We would expect such training to be delivered in collaboration with organisations outside academia, such as one of the NWCDTP’s own strategic partners.
  • The development of research skills in digital humanities.
  • The development of skills in public policy engagement.
  • Student-led conferences, especially if they involve international networking.
  • Career development initiatives.

Applications

Applications can be received from Pathway leaders and representatives, PGR Research Development Teams in the seven institutions, students, supervisors and non-HEI partners.

Applications should be submitted by the following deadlines to nwcdtp@manchester.ac.uk:

  • Friday 1st December 2017
  • Friday 23rd February 2018
  • Friday 18th May 2018
Cohort Development Fund

The North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership has an allocated fund available to support the integration of activities across institutions and pathways. The Cohort Development Fund (CDF) will support:

  • The development and delivery of disciplinary and interdisciplinary conferences and seminars (these events will develop knowledge with respect to subject matter and methodology within and across disciplines)
  • The development and delivery of staff/student/partner led impact and engagement events. (these events will benefit students by introducing them early to ideas and processes relating to research impact and public engagement)

Applications are invited from institutional pathway representatives to claim funding to run those events targeted at NWCDTP students. Student-led initiatives are welcome, but applications must be made via a pathway leader or representative.

Applications

CDF applications will be processed on a monthly basis, so please ensure your application is received by 4pm on the last working day of the month. You should receive a response within two weeks. If the deadline is missed the application will not be processed until the following month.

Student Development Fund (SDF)

The North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership has an allocated fund available to support the training and development of a particular student’s needs. The Student Development Fund (SDF) will support:

1/ Training in specialist skills needed for the successful completion of the student’s programme of research. Relevant costs here might include the cost of a training course, including the student’s travel and subsistence costs

2/ Personalised support in the acquisition of skills in the translation of research findings for a wider audience

3/ Visits to overseas universities, where these are necessary for the development of the specialist skills of the individual student

4/Placements in non-HEI organisations, including but not restricted to the NWCDTP’s designated partner organisations

Purposes (3) and (4) are supported primarily by extensions to studentships, although travel costs may also be payable. Under this scheme, a student who successfully applies for a three-month placement will receive an additional three months’ funding at the end of the studentship. Please note that this will imply an extension to the three-year doctoral programme but not to the four-year submission deadline.

Applications

Applications are invited from NWCDTP students with the support of their supervisor(s).

Applications will be processed on a monthly basis, so please ensure your application is received by 4pm on the last working day of the month. You should receive a response within two to three weeks. If the deadline is missed the application will not be processed until the following month.

Fieldwork and Conference Fund

NWCDTP doctoral students are entitled to apply for additional funds to assist them with expenditure directly relating to fieldwork and/or attendance at conferences.

Full award, fees-only, full-time and part-time award holders are eligible to receive this support.

Students with a full award will continue to receive maintenance payments while abroad, provided they have met all their obligations under the Council’s terms and conditions.

Applications

Applications are invited from NWCDTP students with the support of their supervisor(s).

Applications will be processed on a monthly basis, so please ensure your application is received by 4pm on the last working day of the month. You should receive a response within two to three weeks.

Student Run Research Networks

The aims of the scheme are:

  • To promote the closer integration of our student cohort by means of the creation of research groups working across pathway boundaries.
  • To develop students’ skills in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary working.
  • To develop students’ capacity to become research leaders.

We invite bids for sums up to £2K for sustainable networks. Small bids (in the region of £200 to £400) are welcome for pilot initiatives, such as reading groups that might develop into fully-fledged networks.

Applications

We are asking for groups of at least three students to apply for this. The lead applicants must be DTP funded student – however the network will be open to all students.

Applications should be submitted to nwcdtp@manchester.ac.uk by the following deadlines:

  • Friday 1st December 2017
  • Friday 23rd February 2018
  • Friday 18th May 2018

Placements

There are a number of placement opportunities for current students.

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