AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M3C) is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham. M3C is awarding up to 80 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2018 entry.

M3C is also awarding 7 Collaborative Doctoral Awards with partner organisations: Flatpack Festival, Leicester City Council, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, Nottingham Contemporary, Oxford Lieder, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Spalding Gentlemen’s Society.

M3C provides research candidates with expert supervision (including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate), research training and access to a wide range of facilities, cohort events and placement opportunities with regional, national and international partners in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.
English at Nottingham Trent University is inviting applications from students whose research interests in American Studies include:

  • Travel writing
  • African American literature and culture
  • American poets and poetry
  • Immigrant writers in the US
  • Nineteenth-century literature
  • Twentieth- and twenty-first century literatures (including in comparative contexts)
  • The Beat Generation
  • The American 1960s
  • Cold War literatures
  • Nuclear literatures
  • Globalization and world literature
  • Technology and literature
  • Literature and science
  • Regionalism
  • Transatlanticism and transnational studies
  • Print culture and little magazines
  • The American South in literature, culture, film and media
  • Race, rights, social movements and activist cultures
  • The civil rights movement and massive resistance

The deadline for M3C funding applications is Monday 15 January 2018, by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted to the home university on the correct M3C form. For further details about supervisors in the English subject team, please contact Stephanie Palmer at stephanie.palmer@ntu.ac.uk. For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit http://www.midlands3cities.ac.uk/ or contact enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk