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 has supported 15 doctoral students at Durham University, each of whom pursued a research project that contributes to and benefits from a blend of disciplinary expertise and interdisciplinary enquiry.
DurhamARCTIC students with Leverhulme Trust funding were enrolled in department-based doctoral programmes and received 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.). In addition, during their three years of support, DurhamARCTIC students received a number of additional benefits, including:
Students entered the programme in three cohorts, beginning in 2018, 2019, and 2020.