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We offer two routes for PhD study:

1 Open Doctoral Award

These awards invite you to design and agree a research project with academic supervisors within the M4C partnership. There is the potential to build cross-institutional supervisory teams to maximise fit and expertise.

2 Collaborative Doctoral Award

These awards are jointly developed and co-supervised between an M4C university and an external partner organisation. CDAs offer diverse and unique research projects that support the work of the partner organisation.

The application process

The 2022 deadline for M4C funding applications has now passed and the application portal is closed.

The details below are for information only and the next round will open in October 2022 with a closing date in January 2023.

For advice and support with your application, please see Sample Application Forms and watch the video presentation below:

Sample Application 1

Sample Application 2

Sample application 3