PhD Funding: AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU Arts and Humanities research students

AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU Arts and Humanities research students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the Arts and Humanities. The DTP, a collaboration between Nottingham Trent, Nottingham, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Leicester and De Montfort universities, provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision, including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.

English at Nottingham Trent University is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:

  • Diaspora and migration
  • Refugeeism and displacement
  • Race, ethnicity and immigration
  • Postcolonial audiences and readerships
  • Neocolonialism, Globalization and Neoliberalism
  • Postcolonial Feminism
  • Transnational sexuality studies
  • Twenty-first century postcolonial literatures
  • Literature and technology
  • Postcolonial ecocriticism
  • Environmental and economic studies
  • Energy and food security
  • Colonial and Postcolonial travel writing
  • Postcolonial studies and motherhood
  • Visual culture
  • Postcolonial cultural production: film, documentary, graphic art
  • Cinema and globalization
  • Place and historical/cultural identity
  • South Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultures
  • Literatures and cultures of Africa and African diaspora
  • Black writing in Britain
  • Pacific island studies
  • Dalit literature and dalit activism


The deadline for AHRC M3C funding applications is 12th January 2016, by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have provided two references to a university within the DTP. For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit or contact

For further information including details of application writing workshops, see:

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