If you have already commenced doctoral study at one of the consortium institutions, you are eligible to apply for funding provided that, at the start of the AHRC award, you will have at least 50% of your period of study remaining. Period of study relates to fee liability, i.e. length of time a university charges course fees, not to the maximum time it might take to write up and submit a thesis. This means that if you are studying on a full-time basis, you may be eligible to apply in your first year of study. If you are a part-time student, you may be eligible to apply in your first, second or third year. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please enquire with your department or faculty in the first instance.
The application process for current doctoral students varies for each institution. Further information is available on our How to Apply page.
On-course students will be assessed according to the same criteria as, and in competition with, new applicants for funding. If successful, awards will made in support of the remaining time on course, i.e. they will be adjusted on a pro rata basis to reflect the time already spent working towards the doctorate.