Newcastle University

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External Advisor, Studentship Award board, AHRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership 1. Nominated by Queen's University Belfast. Appointed/Re-appointed annually to review Standard Doctoral Awards and Collaborative Doctoral awards funded by an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP1).
Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership.
Northern Bridge students benefit from supervision, training and development of the highest quality, tailored to the needs of 21st-century researchers.

Northern Bridge was led by Newcastle University in collaboration with University of Durham and the Queen’s University of Belfast in partnership.
DTP 1 awards were made for five cohorts of students. this appointment was to advise on recruitment competition for:
The third cohort began doctoral programme in October 2016
The fourth cohort began doctoral programme in October 2017
The fifth and final cohort began doctoral programme in October 2018
All studentship places for DTP 1 have now been made. A larger consortium of 7 Universities including Ulster secured funding in AHRC DTP2 to outstanding postgraduate researchers across the full range of Arts and Humanities subjects, including Creative Practice disciplines, awarding up to 67 funded studentships per year commencing 2019-2023 (*extended in 2020 due to covid to 2015) ..

Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) are block grant awards made to either individual Research Organisations (ROs), or consortia of ROs. They support postgraduate studentships across the breadth of the AHRC’s subject remit, and complement the Centres for Doctoral Training. DTPs provide innovative training environments for doctoral-level research. They include opportunities for PhD students to undertake broader training or development, such as language learning, overseas research visits, or placements with non-academic partners.
Period31 Jan 201630 Jun 2018
VisitingNewcastle University


  • Doctoral research
  • Consortium
  • External peer review