In 2017, DurhamARCTIC received a major grant from the Leverhulme Trust to support the Interdisciplinary Understanding for a Changing Arctic Doctoral Student Training Programme (Leverhulme grant DS-2017-070). Between 2018 and 2023, the DurhamARCTIC Doctoral Student Training Programme is supporting 15 doctoral students at Durham University, each of whom is pursuing a research project that contributes to and benefits from a blend of disciplinary expertise and interdisciplinary enquiry.
DurhamARCTIC students with Leverhulme Trust funding are enrolled in department-based doctoral programmes and receive the benefits normally provided to fund doctoral students in their respective department (office / lab space, membership in research clusters, access to university professional development resources, etc.). Full fee waivers are provided for UK / EU students, and students receive maintenance stipends at the standard Research Council UK rate. In addition, during their three years of support, DurhamARCTIC students receive a number of additional benefits, including:
Students entered the programme in three cohorts, beginning in 2018, 2019, and 2020.