THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. PhD Studentships in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response 2022-23

Type of award


Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


The studentships will be offered at a rate equivalent to UK Research Council studentships; the annual maintenance stipend rate for 2022-23 is £16,062. In addition, the studentship will cover Home/EU tuition fees or may cover international fees. Students opting to study part-time will receive a pro rata maintenance stipend.  

Specified use

Tuition fees and living allowance

Tenable period

Studentships are available for 3 year full-time programmes. Part-time studentships are also available.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Up to two studentships will be available, awarded on a competitive basis and subject to approval from a committee formed of HCRI academic staff members.

Funding provider

This award is internal.

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Humanitarianism and Conflict Response

Academic requirements

Applicants must hold or expect to achieve a Masters-level qualification, which we would expect to be at distinction level, or equivalent, and have a first-class Honours degree (or non-UK equivalent).

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

Along with other supporting documents, applications should include a 1500 word research proposal detailing the research they plan to conduct in reference to the project area. A minimum of two academic or research relevant letters of reference must also be received by the deadline. For details on how to write a PhD proposal please consult: We strongly advise applicants to develop a research proposal in conjunction with a potential HCRI supervisor before submission of their application form.

Application procedure

Applicants must submit the online application for a place on your chosen doctoral programme in the School by Friday 14 January 2022 at the latest. All supporting documentation, including references, must be submitted by that date. There is no separate application form for this studentship.  Please submit the application form for the School funding competition and indicate that you are interested in the HCRI studentships.The forms should be returned to the Graduate School Office ( by 5pm GMT, Friday 4 February 2022.

Application form

Additional documentation

Required documentation is as follows:                                                                       

1. School Funding Application form                                                                                                                 

2. Research proposal                                                                                                                                           

3. Degree certificates and transcripts                                                                                                          

4. References

Selection criteria

Applications will be ranked according to two key criteria: academic track-record, and the quality of the research proposal.

Selection body

The HCRI studentship committee.

Closing date

04 Feb 2022

Funding applications must be received by the School by 5pm GMT, Friday 4 February 2022.

Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm will not be included in the competition.

Decision date

Mid-April 2022

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