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About AHRC Funding

Please note that information on this page refers to the intake up to and including 2013/14. For AHRC funding for 2014/15, please refer to this weg page.

AHRC Funding Opportunities - the Block Grant Partnership (BGP)

The AHRC funds the majority of its postgraduate studentships through a Block Grant Partnership (or 'BGP'), which will be held by certain universities for a period of 5 years. Via the BGP, the AHRC devolved administration of the studentship awards to the University. Those universities that do not hold a BGP award will be eligible to enter postgraduate students into the Studentship Competition.

Doctoral Competition

Provides support for a minimum of one year and up to three years of full-time study, or between two and five years of part-time study, leading to a doctoral degree. A full award includes tuition fees (UK/EU level) and a maintenance grant. The maintenance grant will meet the National Minimum Doctoral Stipend level set by the UK Research Councils – for 2012/13, the full-time stipend level was £13,590 p.a.

Other Award Schemes

AHRC also offers a variety of specific and collaborative funding opportunities, which may apply to specific subject areas or projects at specific institutions. Any such funding opportunities available at Cardiff will be listed individually in the Funding and Scholarship Search. To read a full list of possible AHRC funding opportunities, please visit the AHRC website.

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