Midlands4Cities Collaborative Awards are now open for 2020
The Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), this is a collaboration between the University of Leicester, University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, and University of Coventry, and will provide research candidates with enhanced mentoring, subject, and skills training (including cross-institutional training), and support in preparing for a career.
Our Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) are co-designed between an M4C university and an external partner organisation. CDAs offer a project with established research aims, responding to particular needs in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.
Supervisory teams are pre-established and are made up of academics from the M4C partnership and a member of the external partner organisation.
A Collaborative Doctoral Award allows you to:
Produce a quality thesis under expert academic and partner supervision.
Gain first-hand experience of partner organisations outside the university environment.
Enhance employability and skills through development opportunities in line with M4C’s commitment to ‘quality thesis plus'.
In addition to the Collaborative Doctoral Award, M4C also offer an alternative Open Doctoral Award in which you will design your own project.
Duration of study
The normal maximum award tenure is 3.5 years (42 months) for full-time study and six years (72 months) for part-time study. These periods can be extended if you make a case to the AHRC. You can do this as part of your AHRC M4C application.
Advice and Support with your application
There is advice and support with your application available at one of the writing workshops aimed at potential students who are planning to submit an application for PhD research to Midlands4Cities.
Birmingham 16th November
Coventry 16th November
Leicester 9th November - Book your place Here
Nottingham 9th November
Consult the application Guidance Notes
Contact the M4C central team if there is anything you are unsure of in the guidance notes.