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, National Archives and Wired Sussex. Please visit TECHNE to find out more about the aims and opportunities of the consortium.

Applications for 2018/19 are now invited.

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. Maintenance and fee rates for 2017/18 are £16,553 for maintenance and £4,195 fees (three years full-time or part-time equivalent for five years). Levels for 2018/19 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 Peter Jaeger
Humanities Dr Neil Macdonald
Life Sciences Dr James Davies
Media Culture & Languages Dr Stacey Abbott


You are required to have made contact with the department to express your interest by 1 December 2017. 

Your next step is to make a Roehampton application, see Roehampton 'How to apply' .  This must be received by midnight 2 January 2018.

Interviews will take place during January for applicants who are intending to apply for a TECHNE studentship.   During this period you will discuss and refine your proposed TECHNE application.  It is essential that you read through the Guidance Notes.

Your final step is to submit your TECHNE application form.  Your TECHNE application must be received by midnight 28 January 2018 to techne@roehampton.ac.uk

TECHNE guidance notes

Application form

Equal opportunities form 

You will be advised whether your application is going forward to TECHNE’s Final Selection Panel  by end February.  Studentship awards are likely to be made by end April 2018. 


PhD study at Roehampton: pgresearch@roehampton.ac.uk
TECHNE scholarships at Roehampton: TECHNE@roehampton.ac.uk