The Eastern ARC has recruited 18 highly motivated and ambitious doctoral students to join its exciting new research community.

These successful appointments highlight the consortium’s commitment to drive forward a significant new force in research collaboration and training.

Eastern ARC’s model of collaborative doctoral training provides a platform for a closer,  long-term partnership between the University of East Anglia, the University of Essex and the University of Kent.

Starting in October, 2015, each university will host two PhD studentships in each of the Eastern ARC’s three interdisciplinary subject areas:

  • Digital Humanities
  • Quantitative Social Science
  • Synthetic Biology

Doctoral students will work with academics at their home institution while being placed in a privileged position to network with academics and postgraduate researchers from across the three research intensive universities. Students will have the opportunity to take advantage of research expertise and training offered across all partner institutions and will play a significant role in supporting the development of the Eastern ARC.

These fully funded PhD studentships have been made on equivalent funding to a RCUK studentship (i.e. tuition fees (at the home/EU rate), a maintenance grant (which was £13,863 for the 2014/15 academic year) and a research training support grant).