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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 2020/21 are now closed. The deadline to submit funding applications was 13 January 2021 (noon UK time). The below steps are for information only.

For advice and support with your application, see our writing workshop below:

This recording was made at the Birmingham/Coventry workshop but the main content applies for applications to all M4C universities.

Click here for M4C Application workshop presentation slides only