AHRC funding for UK/EU arts and humanities research students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. The DTP, a collaboration between the universities of De Montfort, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, Birmingham and Birmingham City, provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

De Montfort University’s PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY RESEARCH CENTRE is inviting innovative applications from students on photography and its practices from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Topics might included, but are not limited to:

o Social and cultural aspects of photography
o The industrial and business practices of photography
o Mass-photography and digital environments
o The practice of photography in the sciences
o Collecting histories and institutional practices of photography.

Prospective students/ applicants should contact Professor Elizabeth Edwards (eedwards@dmu.ac.uk) in order to discuss their proposals as soon as possible.

Please note that there is an application writing workshop on November 26th at De Montfort University and it is strongly recommended


The deadline for AHRC funding applications is 14 January 2015, by which time students must have applied for a place to study, and have provided two references, at De Montfort University.

For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit www.midlands3cities.ac.uk or contact: enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk