Current award holders

Full details of the terms and conditions of AHRC postgraduate studentship awards are detailed in the following documents. Research Organisations (ROs) should familiarise themselves with all of them:

There are a number of additional opportunities available to holders of AHRC studentship awards, as follows:

Please note:

  • It is the responsibility of the RO to process any changes or suspensions to funded studentships and to approve any applications for study and conference visits. Where changes are agreed, for example suspensions, the RO must update the Student Details Portal (SDP) accordingly.
  • Students with queries about their funding or award should contact their RO, rather than the AHRC.
  • University staff with queries regarding AHRC studentship funding should speak to the relevant University authorities in the first instance. If they are unable to help, they should speak to UK SBS (link for ‘UK SBS’:
  • Disabled Students’ Allowance - The process is now harmonised across the Research Councils. Please read the guidance on the RCUK website. Requests for DSA must first be discussed with the Disability Officer at the RO in question.
  • Research Training Framework - In 2004, the AHRC introduced a framework of research training requirements for its doctoral award holders. The framework was updated again in December 2011 to reflect recent changes.  In 2014, a new framework was developed for doctoral students, built around the RCUK’s Statement of Expectations for Doctoral Students.
  • Change of Address - Please note that if you are a funded student and you change your address, it is your responsibility to update your details via the Je-S system. If you require any assistance with this, you should contact the Je-S helpdesk, either by email at or by telephone +44 (0) 1793444164.

‚ÄčAHRC Postgraduate Coordinators' Forum

The AHRC have established a JISCmail list as a discussion forum for staff involved in administering AHRC studentships. For more information visit the AHRC Postgraduate Coordinators' Forum webpage.

AHRC Student News JISCmail List

The AHRC have established a JISCmail list as a forum for sharing information with all holders of AHRC studentship awards. For more information visit the AHRC Student News JISCMail list webpage.

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Success rates

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