Northern Bridge Consortium

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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 non-HE partner organisations.

We offer up to 67 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 doctoral studentships each year to eligible UK and international candidates.



The Northern Bridge Consortium provides studentship award-holders with a wealth of resources.

Album Launch

Join Northern Bridge Consortium award-holder, Grainne Milner-McLoone, and she launches her album "The Songs of Sam Henry."

Poetry Book Launch

You are warmly invited to the launch of two books of poetry published by Edinburgh-based Blue Diode Press next Thursday 4th November, 6pm, at Blackwell’s Books Newcastle.

Northern Bridge Summer School 2021

The Northern Bridge Summer School 2021, hosted online by Queen’s University Belfast, ran from 3-4 June. It was lovely to see everyone, and information and inspiration were plentiful.

Northern Bridge Summer School

Countdown to the launch of the AHRC Northern Bridge Summer school on 3-4 June...

New Generation Thinker

Northern Bridge alumnus Dr Jake Morris-Campbell has been named as one of the ten New Generation Thinkers 2021.

Your News Stories Wanted

Northern Bridge invites its award-holders to submit their news articles.

Study Hub: Online Writing Retreat Day

Award-holders going into their 2nd and 3rd years: book now to attend the Study Hub retreat day on Thursday 3rd December.

Coming Soon

Inkpath, the lifelong skills and career development platform, is coming to the Northern Bridge Consortium in November 2020.