Applying to TECHNE


Applications for TECHNE are closed for 2018/19. Further information about applying for 2019/20 will be advertised here when relevant.


TECHNE has approximately 50 AHRC scholarships to award each year across a range of arts and humanities disciplines. Scholarships include maintenance and fees for 3 years for a full time student; 5 or 6 years for a part time student. Please note that overseas students are not eligible for TECHNE scholarships. EU students are eligible for fees but not maintenance. Scholarships are open to students who have already started their doctoral study but they must have at least 50% of the funded period of an AHRC award (usually 18 months) remaining at the time they start their scholarship.

TECHNE welcomes both interdisciplinary research proposals and those focussed within traditional discipline areas.

If you are interested in a TECHNE studentship, please contact a member of staff at the university where you wish to study in the first instance. You can find out who this should be on our Members, Partners and Students page. The member of staff will be able to advise you on your suitability for TECHNE scholarship, and direct you to an application form if appropriate. It will be necessary to apply for both a TECHNE scholarship and a place at the chosen university.  

Students must comply with the AHRC’s eligibility criteria and other terms and conditions as described in three documents available on the AHRC's Current Award Holders web page.  The current value of a studentship can be found at the bottom of the same page. 

Our subject list gives an indication of the subjects in which TECHNE offers studentships.

How are Applications Assessed?

Applications to TECHNE are assessed in three stages.

1. The university in which you wish to study assesses your application internally and decides whether to add it to the shortlist of applications it forwards to TECHNE.  The university will tell you whether your application has passed this stage.

2. At the second stage in early April, the application is considered by members of the TECHNE Subject Group.  The Subject Group comprises experts from each member university, and an independent chair.  The Subject Group produces a list of recommendations for awards.

3. At the third stage in late April, the TECHNE Management Group finalises the list of students to receive awards and also approves a reserve list.

Applicants should therefore expect to hear the outcome of their application in late April or early May.