TECHNE (AHRC) Studentships

TECHNE (AHRC) Studentships

Available through the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership

As a member of the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership, University of Surrey students are eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships (stipend and fee waiver). TECHNE is a consortium of seven universities in London and the South East offering a rich and diverse training programme for doctoral students with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education. Studentships are awarded by TECHNE to the best students put forward by its member universities. The TECHNE training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by TECHNE’s 13 partner organisations (including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and Science Museum) in the cultural sector.  

TECHNE – the Consortium is named in reference to the Greek term for craft – will create a new model for collaborative research skills training for PGR students across seven higher education institutions (Royal Holloway, Brighton University, Kingston University, Roehampton University, Royal College of Art, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London). TECHNE’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life. Students will benefit from a diversity of training opportunities and be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the Consortium.

It is not possible to apply directly to TECHNE for a studentship; applications for students wishing to be based at Surrey must be made via the University of Surrey.  Your TECHNE application will therefore go through a two-stage process, being considered firstly by either the Department of Music and Media, GSA or the School of English and Languages,  to go forward to TECHNE and, if successful, secondly by a panel of subject specialists from TECHNE members.


  • Open to Home and EU candidates; please see guidance on residency requirements outlined in the RCUK's Conditions of Research Council Training Grants
  • Studentships will be awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal.  This is an extremely competitive process and only very high calibre candidates will be successful

How to apply

There are University of Surrey deadlines for TECHNE applicants before TECHNE’s own deadline.

The first step for all candidates is to approach their prospective academic school and supervisor.  You should also contact the PGR Directors:

Please ensure that you apply for a PhD at the University of Surrey by midnight on 18 December 2016.

If selected to apply for a studentship, complete the TECHNE application form (including the Equal Opportunities form) and submit it (with your transcripts) to by midnight on 16th January 2017.
Please ask your referees to send references to

For any queries please contact:

Application process

  1. Speak to the School
  2. Apply for PhD study by 18th December 2016
  3. Complete TECHNE application form (if selected) by 16th January 2017


TECHNE Application Form 2017-18

TECHNE Application Form Guidance Notes 2017-18

TECHNE Equal Opportunites Monitoring Form 2017 

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