Prospective applicants to the 2020/2021 studentship competition should contact the institution they are applying to for institution- and subject-specific guidance:

Durham University:

Newcastle University:

Northumbria University:

University of Sunderland:

Teesside University:

Queen’s University Belfast:

Ulster University:

Please note that the members of Professional Services listed above at each of the Northern Bridge Consortium institutions are not able to advise on which supervisors are suitable based on your proposed research topic. You are encouraged to visit the website of your preferred institution, consult the webpages of the relevant schools or departments for information on staff interests, then refer to the Northern Bridge Consortium website for details of the academic lead in your subject area – which will be available in early November 2020. You should contact the academic lead with details of your research proposal.

Professional Services cannot assess your suitability for an award, or the likelihood or you receiving an award, based on your CV, research proposal, or any personal information, so please do not send this to the email addresses above. Nor can we advise you regarding the content of a particular programme or course of study. Applicants must take responsibility for sending documentation to the appropriate academic lead and contacting the relevant schools or departments for details of their available programmes.

We can advise you on your eligibility for an award.