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.
Become an M4C student at the University of Nottingham
There are three steps to applying.
Step 1: Find your supervisors
For M4C funding you can build your supervisory team from across the eight partner universities.
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 in several ways.
Explore our Schools and Departments
Examine our Research Centres, Networks and Institutes
Use the search function on the M4C site to find academics involved in the areas you are interested in.
M4C supervisor search
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
The University of Nottingham is a world-class research university