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Funding Support

Deadline for Applications: 16.00 GMT, Monday 13 January 2021

Our Department of Classics & Ancient History at Durham University invites applications for PhD studentships, through the AHRC-funded Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership and the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. There are three types of awards for PhD studentships.

The Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership runs an annual competition to select the best doctoral candidates and provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study. Successful candidates are also supported by an outstanding wealth of resources. For further information about both schemes and detailed guidance notes, visit the Northern Bridge website.

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities at Durham University also offers two other types of studentship for PhD studies, which are open to applicants from anywhere in the world: the Durham Doctoral Studentship (DDS) and the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities. The DDS provides an annual maintenance allowance at RCUK rates and covers fees at overseas rate. The Wolfson Scholarship covers the full cost of the PhD, including a travel allowance. Applicants to the NBDTP or DDS competitions will automatically be entered into the Wolfson competition. Read more information on these competitions.

We welcome applications from outstanding candidates who can demonstrate evidence of academic excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (or equivalent professional experience), as well as evidence of sufficient research skills to undertake the project. On the application, applicants will be asked if they wish to be considered for funding, and they should indicate their interest in the funding schemes to which they would like to apply (Northern Bridge Studentship, Durham Doctoral Studentship, and/or Wolfson Postgraduate Studentship).