Northern Bridge Consortium

Welcome to the Northern Bridge Consortium.

Northern Bridge Consortium is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

It brings together the cutting-edge expertise and exceptional resources of Durham University, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Queen’s University Belfast, Sunderland University, Teesside University and Ulster University and their strategic partners.

We offer up to 67 fully funded studentships per year to outstanding postgraduate researchers across the full range of Arts and Humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines.

Northern Bridge students benefit from supervision, training and development of the highest quality, tailored to the needs of 21st-century researchers.

NBDTP competition 2018


The Northern Bridge Consortium offers up to 67 fully funded doctoral studentships, click the image above to learn more. 



The Northern Bridge Consortium provides successful applicants with a wealth of resources, click the image above to find out more. 

Berwick upon Tweed Festivals 2019

Various placement opportunities available for Northern Bridge award-holders with the four festivals that run in the lovely town of Berwick upon Tweed.

Berwick Borough Archives Placement

An opportunity for Northern Bridge award-holders to undertake a placement, re-cataloguing and promoting the historically significant Berwick Borough Archives.

BSR 2020 Call for EoIs for Programme Development

Call for Expressions of Interest from colleagues in all AHRC disciplines in the Northern Bridge Consortium to contribute to our programme at the British School at Rome January 2020

Adam McDade, University of Sunderland

Read Adam's report on his recent research trip to Los Angeles and New York.

Chasing the line: Hutton’s contribution to the invention of contours

Article publication success for Northern Bridge award-holder Karen Rann.

Refugee stories in the Seven Stories Collections

Helen King explores the role of children’s books and archives in shaping how we think about the refugee experience, and empowering children to engage creatively and politically with literature.

Northern Bridge at the British School at Rome

Northern Bridge enjoys a second successful residential programme at the BSR.

Persian Treasures

Mandana Mashayekhi-Ghoyonloo's work with the Special Collections and Archives Team at Queen's University Belfast.

Essential Video Production Skills for Research Students

Essential Video Production Skills for Research Students (Beginners Level)

Laurie Atkinson Medieval Institute Publications Placement Scheme Report

Hosting Institution: Medieval Institute Publications, Kalamazoo, Michigan Placement Period: 05/05/18-05/07/18

The Northern Bridge DTP Environmental Humanities Residential 2018, Ardtara

The Northern Bridge DTP Environmental Humanities Residential 2018, Ardtara, Northern Ireland, 13-16th August.

Northern Bridge Consortium receives funding boost

The Northern Bridge Consortium can provide places for 335 postgraduate students