AHRC National Productivity Investment Fund Studentships in UK, 2018

Scholarship Description:

The Animating Text Newcastle University (ATNU) project is delighted to offer AHRC National Productivity Investment Fund Studentships. UK and EU students are eligible to apply for this studentship.

The studentship competition is designed to be open and transparent, with academic and professional services staff actively engaged in and supporting the application process. All assessment decisions are based on clear and agreed assessment criteria.

Host College/University:

Animating Text Newcastle University (ATNU) is a digital collaboration between scholarly editors based in humanities disciplines and the Digital Institute that sets out to create new ways in which readers/users can interact with texts, and to explore and test opportunities for immersive reading/writing. What’s unique about ATNU is that our ideas for the immersive texts of the future are based on the texts and books of the past that we are editing (1500-1900), which were already imagined as variable, dynamic, vital, and interactive, akin to a 3D experience.

Degree level:

Studentship is available to pursue the PhD programme.

Field of Study:

Studentship is awarded in Digital learning. AHRC-funded PhD opportunities in the School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics at Newcastle University.

Scholarship Award: 

Each studentship will include the stipend, tuition fees and Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) on the basis of 3.5 years funding per studentship. In order to help facilitate the engagement with industrial partners, as required as part of the scheme, AHRC will also be providing an additional stipend of £550 per student per year.


  • UK and EU students are eligible to apply for this studentship.
  • Our two consortia have been awarded four studentships in total.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK.

Eligibility Criteria: 

You should have (or will have by autumn 2018) an MA in a related field (English Literature, History, Digital Humanities, etc.). You should be interested in some or all of manuscripts, digital editions, and digital literary studies. You will be a resident in the UK or EU and interested in undertaking a PhD at Newcastle University.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: 

Expressions of Interest, along with a CV of no more than 2 sides in length, must be submitted by 9 am on 30 July 2018 using the form and instructions provided here. If you have any questions about the ATNU studentship or if a different project proposal might be suitable for ATNU, then please contact Michael Rossington and James Cummings ([email protected]).

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

July 30, 2018.

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