Studentships

Graduate students chatting, Oxford

The Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP will offer at least 77 doctoral studentships each year, across the full range of arts and humanities subject areas. We offer two routes for doctoral studentship funding. 

Standard route competition This route asks you to design and propose a doctoral research project to be supervised by faculty members at one of the consortium universities.
Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) CDA projects are jointly developed by OOC DTP faculty members and a partner organisation. Applicants are invited to define their approach to the outline project in discussion with the supervisors. 

What the OOC DTP offers

For candidates who meet the AHRC eligibility requirements, a full award through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP offers:

  • Payment of university tuition fees throughout the funded period;
  • A maintenance grant at the UKRI national minimum doctoral stipend rate;
  • The opportunity to apply to the DTP for an extension to studentship funding on the basis of individual training and reseach needs or to support a professional placement with an external organisation.

Funding is adjusted on a pro-rata basis for part-time students and where the award is for a period of less than 12 months in any year.

We also offer students training and researcher development opportunities and access to the resources and training offered by our consortium universities.