TECHNE AHRC Studentships

TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership


The University of Roehampton is pleased to be a member of technē, a consortium of nine institutions in London and the South-East that form an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

technē is comprised of nine academic partner institutions: Royal Holloway University of London (co-ordinator), University of Roehampton, Brighton University, Kingston University, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London, University of Westminster, Brunel University and Loughborough University, London; and fifteen cultural partner organisations. Please visit technē to find out more about the aims and opportunities of the consortium.

Applications are currently closed, please check back later in the year once the next round of the competion is open.

Eligible PhD subject areas

Studentships – What we Offer

technē 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 technē to the best students put forward by its member universities. The technē training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by technē’s fifteen partner organisations in the cultural sector. As part of its commitment to supporting knowledge exchange and professional development between its member universities and partner institutions, 20% of technē students will pursue collaborative doctoral programmes.

Collaborative doctoral programmes at Roehampton

Applications are invited for three technē collaborative doctoral projects at Roehampton in Dance, Drama, Theatre and Performance, and English and Creative Writing. For more details of the projects and how to apply see here.

Support and eligibility

technē’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 ‘technē’ 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 technē, 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 2019/20 are £17,009 for maintenance and £4,327 fees (three years full-time or part-time equivalent for five years). Levels for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed.

*AHRC studentships are only available for UK and EU applicants. To be eligible for a full award you must have no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK and have been ordinarily resident here for 3 years. EU applicants are generally eligible for fees-only awards.
** current PhD students are eligible to apply for technē 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.


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