Published on 01 May 2017
As part of its Industrial Strategy, the Government recently announced a National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) to support an additional 1,000 PhD studentships to start on 1 October 2017.
Available are part-time or full-time opportuntities, these funded stipends of around £14,500 pa full time are great professional development opportunities for designers, artists, digital media creatives, curators, academics and others.
The Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (NBDTP) and Northumbria-Sunderland Consortium in Art and Design (N-SC) have jointly secured 12 awards, funded by the AHRC, to support research in the two areas identified by AHRC as the focus of these awards: Design and The Creative Sector.
- At Sunderland, we are offering opportunities to research with partners:
Little Inventors Worldwide Ltd
Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art (NGCA)
Prospective ‘Supervisor-led route’ applicants – see the list of Sunderland research fields and email the relevant supervisor as soon as possible.
- You can also propose your own research with other partners: Prospective ‘Applicant-led route’ applicants must email the relevant lead academic contact with an expression of interest (see the guidance notes ) by Wednesday, 7 June, at 5pm.
Generic fields and application details are available from the consortia websites above. After consulting the guidance notes , and before they begin to complete the application form, potential applicants should make contact with a member of academic staff at one of the five universities. If permitted to proceed with an application, they must complete Section A of the form by Monday 19 June at 5pm.
The deadline by which Departments/Schools are to submit completed application forms (including Section B) is Friday 30 June 2017 at 5pm.
Further information on relevant research areas and supervisors at the University:
Applied Arts / Glass and Ceramics
Digital Art / Curation
These studentships have some UK residency requirements - see RCUK's Student Funding Guide pages 11-12. http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/documents/termsconditionstraininggrants-pdf/