School of English

AHRC Funding available for postgraduate students in English for October 2015 entry

Midlands3Cities DTP: AHRC funding for UK/EU students in the arts and humanities

Applications are being invited for AHRC Midlands3Cities funding from postgraduate UK/EU students starting in October 2015.

The Midlands3Cities doctoral training partnership is a collaboration between the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent,Leicester, De Montfort, Birmingham and Birmingham City. The DTP is in the second of five years, awarding 87 PhD Arts and Humanities Research Council(AHRC) studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2015 entry. M3C 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.

The School of English at the University of Nottingham is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:

Creative Writing

  • including poetry, prose and drama

Drama and performance

  • Shakespeare and early modern drama with a focus on historical and contemporary performance histories
  • Nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century theatre, including modernism and the avant-garde
  • Audience and reception studies
  • Theatrical place and space
  • Theatre history and historiography
  • Playwriting and digital performance
  • Collaborative research with creative economy partners

Historical language study

  • place-names

Health Humanities

Individual authors

Including: Richard Brome, Jonathan Swift, Robert Southey, Charles Dickens, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, D. H. Lawrence, Seán O’Casey, Virginia Woolf, J. M. Coetzee, Ian McEwan, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, David Dabydeen, and Caryl Phillips

Medieval Studies

  • Old English language and literature
  • Middle English and Older Scots language and literature

Modern English language

  • applied linguistics
  • corpus stylistics
  • corpus linguistics
  • discourse analysis
  • literary linguistics
  • psycholinguistics
  • sociolinguistics

Old Norse and Viking Studies

Modern Literary Studies

  • the Renaissance
  • the Long Eighteenth Century
  • Romanticism
  • the Nineteenth Century
  • Modernism
  • the Contemporary

Postcolonial literatures 

including the literature of British India 

Regional literature and culture

  • Irish Writing
  • Scottish Writing
  • Literary Geographies


(all periods from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day)

The deadline for AHRC M3C funding applications is  14 January 2015, 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 (including use of the supervision search tool) please visit contact

An Information and proposal-writing workshop  will be hosted in Nottingham on 15th November.
Posted on Wednesday 29th October 2014

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