TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership


The University of Roehampton is pleased to be a member of TECHNE, a Consortium of seven institutions in London and the South-East that form an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). Over five years (2014-2019), the TECHNE Consortium will fund approximately 176 PhD studentships for outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers across the partner institutions.

TECHNE is comprised of seven academic partner institutions: Royal Holloway University of London (co-ordinator), University of Roehampton, Brighton University, Kingston University, Royal College of Art, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London; and a range of cultural partner organisations including: Museum of London, Cultural Capital Exchange, Science Museum, Barbican, National Maritime Museum, Natural History Museum, British Film Institute (BFI), Drawing Room, Rose Theatre, English PEN, Victoria & Albert Museum, Brighton Festival, and Wired Sussex. Please visit TECHNE to find out more about the aims and opportunities of  the consortium.

Applications for 2017/18 are now open

Eligible PhD subject areas

Studentships – What we Offer

TECHNE offers a rich and diverse training programme for doctoral students with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education. Studentships are awarded by TECHNE to the best students put forward by its member universities. The TECHNE training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by TECHNE’s partner organisations (including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and Science Museum) in the cultural sector.

TECHNE’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life. Students will benefit from a diversity of training opportunities and be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the Consortium. The name ‘TECHNE’ in reference to the Greek term for craft – it will create a new model for collaborative research skills training for PhD students. As a member of TECHNE, University of Roehampton UK and EU* applicants for PhD study (and some current PhD students)** in the Arts and Humanities are eligible to apply for AHRC studentships to start 1st October 2016. Maintenance and fee rates for 2016/17 were £16,296 for maintenance and £4,121 fees (three years full-time or part-time equivalent for five years). Levels for 2017/18 have not yet been confirmed.

AHRC studentships are only available for UK and EU applicants. UK/EU applicants who have not been in residence in the UK for a minimum of 3 years will only be eligible for a fees-only studentship (see AHRC Funding Guide, for details).
** current PhD students are eligible to apply for TECHNE AHRC studentships if they have at least 50% of the funded period of an AHRC award (usually 18 months) remaining at the time they start their scholarship.

How to Apply

Prospective or eligible current doctoral students who would like to apply for a TECHNE studentship at Roehampton must do so via the University of Roehampton. Your TECHNE application will go through a two-stage process, being considered firstly by the University of Roehampton and, if selected, secondly by a panel of subject specialists from TECHNE members.

Those interested in applying for a TECHNE studentship should, in the first instance, contact the relevant Departmental Research Degrees Convener to talk informally about your proposed research, what supervision is available, and your eligibility for TECHNE.

Departmental Research Degree Conveners:

Dance Dr Avanthi Meduri
Drama, Theatre & Performance      Professor Joe Kelleher
Education Professor Lorella Terzi
English & Creative Writing Professor Ian Haywood
Humanities Dr Meg Arnot
Life Sciences Dr James Davies
Media Culture & Languages Dr Mark Jary


After discussion with a Research Degrees Convener, please complete a single TECHNE-specific application form, which also includes an additional section specific to Roehampton on the final page of the form. We also advise all prospective students to consult the guidance notes before making their application.

The deadline for TECHNE applications is 29th January 2017. The TECHNE application form, along with the Notes of Guidance, and the Equal Opportunities form, are linked at the bottom of this page. Applications should only be completed if the student has been recommended to do so by a member of Roehampton academic staff at the relevant department.

Completed application forms, along with supporting documentation, are to be submitted to: [email protected].

Academic departments at Roehampton have set an internal deadline for informal expressions of interest. By the 1st December you should have contacted the relevant Departmental Research Degrees Convener at Roehampton, and discussed what supervision is available/your eligibility.

Roehampton is holding an application workshop for students who have expressed an interest in applying for 2017 on Tuesday 13 Dec at 2pm, more info here TECHNE Application Workshop.


PhD study at Roehampton: [email protected]
TECHNE scholarships at Roehampton: [email protected]