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technē Studentships

UAL is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) technē Doctoral Training Partnership. technē welcomes both interdisciplinary research proposals and those focused within traditional discipline areas.

Eligibility

  • Home and International fee status students can apply to technē. You will be fee assessed after you apply to UAL - find out more about Fee Status
  • technē is open to students who have already started their doctoral study, students must have at least 50% of the period of their PhD remaining at the time they start the studentship.
  • Students must be resident in the UK for the duration of the award.

All AHRC awards are subject to the AHRC Terms and Conditions, so please familiarise yourself with these before applying. For further information about eligibility criteria, and terms and conditions, read the AHRC's Research Funding Guide.

About

technē brings together UAL and 8 other universities in London and the southeast of England to provide studentships and training for the contemporary postgraduate researcher in a fully-formed programme for academic, professional and early career development.

technē welcomes both interdisciplinary research proposals and those focused within traditional discipline areas, and around 50 new awards, covering tuition fees and maintenance (depending on eligibility), are made each year across the consortium for a range of arts and humanities disciplines.

Find out more about technē.

Apply

The application process is different if you are a current UAL student or hold a deferred entry to start September 2022 from a new applicant.

Current UAL research degree student, or holding a deferred offer to start September 2022:

  • Submit an initial application to the technē application portal by the 14 January 2022 deadline.
  • Ensure you read the Students Applying to Techne guidance document on the technē application portal when drafting an application.
  • Feedback and instructions will be provided to applicants selected to go forward to the external technē panel.

Applicants that do not yet have a place at UAL and are aiming to start a research degree in September 2022:

  • Applicants wishing to apply for technē funding with UAL to commence September 2022 must first apply for a research degree at UAL by the 10 November 2021 deadline to start the UAL application process.
  • Interviews are offered in late November / early December.
  • Applicants who then receive and accept an offer of a place at UAL are eligible to apply for technē funding.  You must submit an initial application on the technē application portal by the 14 January 2022 deadline.
  • Ensure you read the Students Applying to Techne guidance document on the technē application portal when drafting an application.
  • Feedback and instructions will be provided to applicants selected to go forward to the external techne panel.

Receiving payment

  • The awards covers up to 3.5 years (42 months) for a full time student; or 7 years (84 months) for a part-time student (50% of maintenance). This is pro rata if you have already started your PhD.
  • A tax-free maintenance stipend to pay your living costs. This is currently set at £17,609 per year (including £2,000 London weighting).
  • Up to £1,750 of additional funding over the course of your award to cover study trips, facilities, access to resources etc.
  • All technē funded students must submit their thesis during their funded period and by their funding end date.

Fees are covered differently between Home and International students:

  • Home students: your University tuition fees are paid at the rate for Home students.  These are paid in full directly to your University.
  • International students: a contribution based on the tuition fee rate for Home students.  The contribution is paid directly to your University, you will be required to pay the remaining balance.

Help

Refer to the Student Applying to Techne Application guidance (Word 271KB) document on the technē application portal.

If your questions are not answered in the document, please contact researchdegrees@arts.ac.uk

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