Midlands4Cities (M4C) PhD funding
Be part of a thriving community of doctoral students producing world-class research.
- Studentship funding and enhanced support for professional training.
- Expert supervision within and across our dynamic mix of university partners.
- Networking and collaboration across the Midlands, nationally and internationally.
- Links to leading cultural organisations and creative economy partners.
Find out more about the partnership
- Home/EU full and part-time students
Application writing workshops
Practical advice from the M4C team on how to plan your application and structure your research proposal.
Become an M4C student at the University of Nottingham
There are three steps to applying.
Step 1: Find your supervisors
You're encouraged to get in touch with potential supervisors as early as possible. They'll be happy to advise on suitability for M4C applications, co-supervisors and writing applications.
University of Nottingham academics are leading specialists in their fields. They have years of experience in successfully supervising numerous PhD candidates.
You can find out about their specialisations and how well they fit your research interests on our department websites:
Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA)
Midlands4Cities offers a number of existing research projects in conjunction with external partners where your supervision team is already set.
There are two CDAs based at the University of Nottingham:
Find out more about CDAs on the Midlands4 Cities website.
Step 2: Apply to research at the University of Nottingham
You must do this before you apply for M4C funding as you need your University Applicant ID to submit your M4C form. Our postgraduate study pages give full details on the application process including key dates, eligibility criteria and help to write your research proposal.
How to apply to research at Nottingham
Step 3: Apply for M4C funding
You do this using the M4C online application form. Their website provides detailed guidance notes on how to apply for funding, a referees reference form and access to the online application form.
The M4C application process and form
The deadline for applications is noon, 14 January 2020
Our Schools and Departments websites provide an overview of the main research areas and projects happening and what it's like to be a PhD researcher here.
American and Canadian Studies
Classics and Archaeology
Cultural, Media and Visual Studies
Modern Lanaguages and Cultures
Politics and International Relations
Theology and Religious Studies
The University of Nottingham is a world-class research university