The Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (OOC DTP) is committed to addressing under-representation in Arts and Humanities doctoral study. In October 2021 we launched a scheme to increase the number of studentship awards made through our standard route competition to Black and Global Majority students ordinarily resident in the UK.
Global Majority refers to people who identify as Black, Asian, Mixed and/or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’; these groups represent over 80% of the world’s population. The DTP recognises the complex and contested nature of such collective terminology and will continue to strive for clarity of expression in this and future initiatives.
In our 2023/24 competition, a minimum of ten awards are available for Home fee status Black and Global Majority students applying for doctoral study in an AHRC subject area through the Open University, University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. A minimum of two of these studentships will be awarded to candidates who identify as Black or Mixed Black, Bangladeshi or Mixed Bangladeshi, and Pakistani or Mixed Pakistani, since these groups are disproportionately under-represented in doctoral study in the Humanities.
This is a positive action initiative under the Equality Act 2010.
An Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP studentship covers university fees in full and provides a tax-free stipend for living costs at the UKRI rate (at least £17,668 per year).
For further details and to apply, please visit: https://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/open-oxford-cambridge-ahrc-doctoral-training-partnership-black-and-global-majority-open