Please see our page on how to apply for detailed information.
All applicants must be nominated by their lead-HEI to be eligible for an AHRC award. This will permit access to the second stage of the application process. Applicants must also meet UKRI residency criteria.
Both new and continuing PhD students may apply. To be eligible, continuing students must have at least 50% of their PhD programme (3.5 years full-time or 7 years part-time) remaining at the time funding begins in October each year. Funding will only be available for this remaining period. Students who are 'writing up/thesis pending’ are not eligible to apply.
The AHRC also expects that applicants to PhD programmes will normally hold, or be studying towards, a Masters qualification. If you are not in this position you may be able to use relevant professional experience to provide evidence of your ability to undertake independent research. See our guidance for more details.
If you have any queries about your eligibility, in particular your residency status, please contact the relevant postgraduate office or other point of contact in your nominating HEI, which will be able to advise you.