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Eligibility

Northern Bridge is seeking to recruit postgraduate students with outstanding academic backgrounds and research potential.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

Competition for Northern Bridge studentships is intense, and we require evidence of academic excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as evidence that the student has sufficient research skills to undertake the project. This generally means a first-class or good upper-second undergraduate degree and performance at or around distinction level in a masters degree. In exceptional cases, candidates with lower qualifications may be considered if they can demonstrate that relevant professional practice or work experience has equipped them with equivalent academic and research skills.

Citizenship and Eligibility

Applicants must be United Kingdom citizens or residents of another European Union country. European Union applicants who have not been resident in the UK for the three years prior to the start of their studentship are eligible for a fees-only award from the AHRC. Institutional funds permitting, Northern Bridge may offer maintenance awards to EU applicants selected for studentships. Further details about the AHRC's residency requirements, which Northern Bridge is required to follow, can be found in RCUK’s Terms and Conditions of Research Council Training Grants

Commencement of Awards

To be eligible for a studentship in this current recruitment round you must be applying to commence a programme of doctoral study in the 2018/19 academic year, which starts 1 October 2018.

Applicants who have already commenced their doctoral studies are eligible to apply providing they will have completed no more than 18 months of full-time or 36 months of part-time study by 1 October 2018.

Awards cannot be deferred and selected candidates will be assumed to be starting their studies on 1 October 2018 unless there are exceptional circumstances.