PhD Studentships in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response 2024 Entry

Type of award


Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


  • Tuition fees
  • An annual maintenance stipend (¬£18,622 per annum for 2023/24)
  • A research training support grant

Specified use

+3 - to cover the full PhD Humanitarianism & Conflict Response programme

Tenable period

3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

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.

Department of Humanitarianism and Conflict Response in 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

  • Bachelor's (Honours) degree at 2:1 or above (or overseas equivalent); and
  • Master's degree in a relevant subject - with an overall average of 65% or above, a minimum mark of 65% in your dissertation and no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent)

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application procedure

You must submit your online application for a place on PhD Humanitarianism & Conflict Response by 12 January 2024. Please indicate in section 9 of the application your intention to apply for a Humanitarianism & Conflict Response Studentship.

To enter the PhD Humanitarianism & Conflict Response Studentship competition, you must submit an application for one or both of the following competitions:

AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)

ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP)

Your PhD Humanitarianism & Conflict Response Studentship application will be considered based on your programme application; supporting documents; and your NWCDTP or NWSSDTP application.

Application form

Additional documentation

Your full online application must include:
  • A 1,500 word PhD research proposal
  • Copies of the academic transcript and certificate from both your Bachelor's and Master's degrees. If your Master's degree is pending, please provide an interim transcript
  • An up to date academic CV, detailing your education and qualifications; employment history; publications; and any other relevant information
  • You must nominate two academic referees (including one from your most recent institution). Your referees will be contacted directly via the Referee Portal following submission of your application form.
  • If you are not from a majority English speaking country, you must additionally provide English Language evidence (e.g IELTS).

Selection criteria

  • Academic merit and preparedness for research
  • Quality and feasibility of research proposal
  • Consideration of ethical responsibility

Selection body

The Humanitarianism & Conflict Response Institute Studentship Committee.

Closing date

12 Jan 2024

Your complete online application for your preferred PhD programme must be submitted by 12 January 2024.

You must submit your research council funding application by the given deadlines:

AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP): 5pm GMT, 2 February 2024

ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP): 5pm GMT, Date TBC

Please note that these are strict deadlines and late or incomplete applications will not be included in the competition.

Decision date

We expect to communicate the outcome to applicants by May 2024.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide feedback on individual applications, as outcomes are determined by independent panels.

Deferral information

Offers of funding are not deferrable. If you cannot start your programme by the date mentioned in your studentship offer letter, the award will be withdrawn. You are permitted to re-apply in future.

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