AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP2)

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is pleased to announce a call for the next phase of Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) – ‘DTP2’. These DTPs will provide training for research students across the full range of the arts and humanities, as well as across areas of interdisciplinary research located at the boundaries with the sciences and social sciences.

The AHRC expects to invest in approximately 10 DTPs, each supporting five annual cohorts of students with the first of these starting in 2019.

We invite applications from consortia of eligible UK-based Research Organisations (ROs) who can demonstrate excellence in the delivery of arts and humanities postgraduate training.

Applications must be submitted from a consortium of at least two eligible ROs; there is no upper limit on the number of ROs which can be involved in a consortium. All applications must set out a clear case for the collaboration. An RO can only be involved in one application.

Please see the DTP2 Call Specification (PDF, 189KB) for full details.

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 19/10/2017

  • The deadline for submitting your Statement of Intent is 4pm on Thursday 13th April 2017.
  • The deadline for submitting a Full Application is 4pm on Thursday 19th October 2017. Please note that the JeS form will be available in early 2017.

How to make an application

Please see the Application Guidance for detailed information on how to apply

In order to submit a full application you must first submit a Statement of Intent using this template and submiting it through SmartSurvey

The deadline for submitting your Statement of Intent is 4pm on Thursday 13th April 2017.

For the Full Application, you must submit an application through the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission (JE-S) system. If you need any assistance to use the system, please contact the Je-S helpdesk by telephoning 01793 444164 or email JesHelp@rcuk.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Thursday 19th October 2017. Please note that the JeS form will be available in early 2017.

To complete your attachment, you should read the following documents:

In order to complete the full application, you will should complete the following templates and attach them to the JeS application along with the other required attachments:

The Application Guidance provides further detail on how to complete these templates, along with the other attachments required.

Further Information

Financial Tool

In order to assist you with the completion of the application, the AHRC has also created a financial spreadsheet tool (Excel, 38KB) to help consortia see the indicative financial implications of their applications.

Town Hall Meetings

The AHRC is running two Town Hall meetings for potential applicants to discuss the requirements of the call:

  1. 26th January 2017 (London)
  2. 1st February 2017 (Leeds)

Please see the Call Specification and Application Guidance for further information and details of how to apply to attend a Town Hall meeting.

1:1 Surgeries

The AHRC will also be offering consortia the opportunity to attend a one-hour 1:1 surgery with AHRC staff, as an opportunity to discuss individual applications and ask specific questions about the process, as relevant:

  1. 1st March 2017 (London)
  2. 2nd March 2017 (London)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The AHRC has put together a set of FAQs (PDF, 199KB) arising from the Town Hall Meetings and Surgery sessions. This will be a live document which we will be adding to as and when new questions arise.

Other Funding Opportunities

AHRC-funded doctoral students in successful DTPs will be eligible to apply for two annual placement competitions:

  • International Placement Scheme - this scheme provides funded research fellowships at world-leading international research institutions
  • RCUK policy internship programme - this scheme offers the opportunity for Research Council-funded PhD students to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.


Jessica Clark
Email: dtp@ahrc.ac.uk
Telephone: 01793 416056

Ian Broadbridge
Email: dtp@ahrc.ac.uk
Telephone: 01793 416054

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