Results of the student-led competition for funding this year will be announced at the end of April. We apologize for the delay

The 21st century is transforming academic research: the creative and intellectual challenges of our research enquiries are now combined with the demands of a dynamic and ever more globalised society.

SWW DTP gives the Arts & Humanities researcher access to the experience and skills essential for success in this new research world.

Click here to apply for studentships in 2021

SWW DTP2 offers up to 47 fully funded doctoral studentships to outstanding applicants across the full range of arts and humanities subjects. The competition for studentships commencing in September 2021 opens to applicants on 30 November 2020.

Information on the two application routes (including what financial and other support the studentships include) is available here. Details of the application process are available here. UK and international students are eligible to apply. We expect to make at least 3 awards to applicants from BAME backgrounds.

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SWWDTP student Alisha Mathers talks about the benefits of her funded training

 I chose to apply for funding to attend an ‘improvers’ French language course and summer school hosted virtually by Cardiff University to advance my language proficiency from beginners to intermediate; and to be equipped to complete the DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) A1 exam in late 2021. I came across the language learning opportunities at Cardiff University via the DTP a...

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SWW DTP PhD researcher Issy Sawkins talks about her joint exhibition, with fellow PhD researcher Hannah Wilson, on Sobibór on the Screen.

 Sobibór on the Screen is an exhibition that gives a background understanding to the history and memory of the former Nazi death camp Sobibór in Eastern Poland. It also explores the narrative and impact of selected films that represented a significant prisoner revolt.We had been talking about developing an exhibition like this for over a year after we realised we had some overlap i...

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