If you have a general enquiry for the OOC DTP team, about our studentship funding or the Doctoral Training partnership, please get in touch with the DTP team on If you have a query about researcher development or placements, please get in touch with the team on If you have a more specific query, please see the help section below.


The Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP team

OOC DTP Manager Lowri Jones
OOC DTP Programme Officer Rebecca Costello
OOC DTP Administrative Assistant Naomi Setchell
OOC DTP Finance Officer Greg Waiting  


Have a question for us?

If you're thinking about applying for studentship funding through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP, please check our website for further information about eligibility and how to apply. You might also be interested in the Director's welcome and our vision for the DTP.

If you have a specific enquiry about funding, please check our FAQs page to see if your question has been answered there.

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact the OOC DTP team on

If you are interested in the kind of training that the DTP offers its students, please have a look at our webpages on training and researcher development. This outlines some of the opportunities available to OOC DTP students, as well as our expectations of award holders.

Training open to OOC DTP students

If you are an award holder you will find details of training events and resources open to you via Inkpath. The OOC DTP team will also email you with events on a regular basis. If you find that you are unable to book onto training at one of the consortium universities, please email us at

Inkpath and your Training Needs Analysis

If you are an award holder and need assistance with Inkpath and /or your Training Needs Analysis, please visit our TNA webpage in the first instance. The Inkpath website is also a useful source of guidance and information.


Further information on placements will be published on the OOC DTP website shortly. 


If your question has not been answered, please contact us on

If you have questions about the payment of your maintenance grant or about the college component of your award (where applicable), please contact your institution directly:

The Open University Please email
University of Oxford Please get in touch with the Humanities Scholarships Officer on
University of Cambridge

Please visit the Fees and Funding webpage for Cambridge OOC DTP students in the first instance.

If you cannot find your answer there, please email


If you are considering interrupting or withdrawing from your studies, it is important to discuss your options with your supervisor or someone in your faculty or department.

If you do decide to interrupt or withdraw from your studies, you must also notify the DTP by contacting the DTP Manager on and your institutional graduate funding administrator on:

The Open University Please email
University of Oxford Please email
University of Cambridge

Please email

Further information is available on the Fees and Funding webpage for Cambridge OOC DTP students.

If you have feedback on any aspect of the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP, please get in touch with the DTP Manager (

If you have cause for concern about the DTP, please refer to our complaints and appeals procedure, which provides guidance on who to approach in the first instance, and the steps to take if you remain dissatisfied and wish to submit a formal complaint.