The Open Studentship Competition

The 2022/2023 Northern Bridge Consortium Studentship Competition is closed. The details below remain for information purposes only. The new competition for entry in October 2024 is expected to open in October 2023 and will be announced on this page.

Prospective applicants are expected to read the full Guidance Notes, to make themselves aware of the competition process and deadlines, and to approach prospective supervisors at the relevant Schools and Departments at the earliest opportunity.

The competition is open to all applicants who meet the AHRC's eligibility criteria. We will host two online Workshops for Applicants to help support prospective applicants to develop their research proposals. Bookings are via Eventbrite only:

For those unable to attend the Workshops, presentation slides and a recording of one of those workshops will be made available on this page shortly after.

Please note these Workshops are intended for prosective applicants only.

All internal staff based at Northern Bridge Consortium partner institutions, Subject Area Leads, prospective supervisors and Professional Services staff are invited to attend an online competition launch briefing on Tuesday 25 October, from 2:00-4:00pm. The link will be circulated internally by email.


Competition Guidance 2022-2023

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

NBC Nomination Form 2022-23

Reference Form

* Applicants must be selected for nomination by their school/department. Applicants who submit an incomplete and unsolicited Nomination Form, either direct to schools or departments or direct to the Northern Bridge Consortium, will not be considered.

Guidance for Staff and Applicants