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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

Applications for 2022 entry will be open from the 18th October. The deadline to submit funding applications is 12 January 2022 (noon UK time).

For advice and support with your application, see links to our upcoming writing workshops below:

Birmingham/Birmingham City:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birmingham-m4c-applicant-writing-workshop-tickets-184573302717

Leicester/De Montfort:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/midlands4cities-application-writing-workshop-leicester-tickets-180748111467

Nottingham/Nottingham Trent:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/application-writing-workshop-tickets-191693308847

Coventry/Warwick:

https://www.eventsforce.net/cugroup/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=136128&eventID=485&traceRedir=2