News – Arts and Humanities Studentship Networks

The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities ( WRoCAH)  is an AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, which work together in the White Rose University Consortium.
The Doctoral Training Partnership award will allow the new White Rose College to recruit and train more than 300 fully-funded doctoral students over five years, with the first cohort starting in autumn 2014. WRoCAH has secured in excess of £19 million of funding from the AHRC for this new initiative.
These high-achieving doctoral students will be equipped with the skills and experience to become leaders in their chosen fields, ultimately benefiting the UK economy and society.

  • WRoCAH has a wide range of activities and functions, including:
  • Funded PhD studentships across all Arts & Humanities subjects in the three universities;
  • A further, distinctive scheme of Studentship Networks on themed subjects;
  • Funded Research Preparation Masters studentships in selected subject areas;
  • An innovative and integrated programme of Professional Training for PhD students;
  • The further development of a common research culture founded in our strong record of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional engagement.


We invite proposals from academic applicants for White Rose Studentship Networks.

The Studentship Networks will  support WRoCAH and stimulate collaboration across the three universities.  Up to four White Rose Studentship Networks will be funded through this competition (subject to quality), with further Studentship Networks funded in future years.  Each Studentship Network is allocated three fully funded PhD studentships (for PhD students starting around October 2014).  For the competition this year we invite proposals where the research focus aligns with one of the four AHRC themes:

  • Care for the Future: Thinking Forward through the Past
  • Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities
  • Science in Culture
  • Translating Cultures


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