TECHNE comprises nine universities and is one of the ten Doctoral Training Partnerships awarded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). TECHNE's vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life. Its students will benefit from a diverse and rich range of training workshops and opportunities to engage with partners in the arts and cultural sector.
TECHNE will offer up to 60 doctoral awards per annum for students in the arts and humanities who are applying to undertake PhD study. This includes those who are applying initially as an MPhil student with the intention to upgrade to PhD study.
We are now inviting applications to the TECHNE Open Competition for doctoral awards through Kingston University for 2022 entry. Note that it is not possible to submit an application directly to TECHNE – you must apply through one of the member universities.
Learn more about the TECHNE research community.
You are invited to an on-line open evening hosted by the University of Westminster on Wednesday 29 September 2021. Please register on Eventbrite.
Join us on 13 October to discuss our PhD programme and the process of applying for Techne funding. Please email KSAresearchemail@example.com to register your attendance.
Awards are available for both full-time and part-time students. AHRC eligibility criteria apply and all AHRC awards are subject to the AHRC and UKRI terms and conditions. Please ensure that you are familiar with them: they are set out in three documents which can be accessed via the current award holders page on the AHRC website:
The full-time doctoral stipend for 2021/22 is £17,609; levels are likely to rise slightly for 2022/23 but have not yet been confirmed. Awards will be for 3.5 years full-time or 7 years part-time.
(These will be available on this webpage soon).
This is to discuss your research proposal, the supervision that may be available, and whether you might be considered a suitable candidate for a TECHNE award. If you are not sure who to contact please see the 'How to Apply' section on the research webpages for Kingston School of Art.
Alternatively, please email the faculty research student coordinator for Kingston School of Art for advice, including 'TECHNE' in the subject line.
Submit a Kingston University online application for October 2022 entry.
Email a completed TECHNE application form (word document coming soon) with supporting documentation to the faculty research student coordinator for Kingston School of Art with 'TECHNE' and your research area in the subject line.
Successful applicants will be invited to work on their application with a proposed supervisory team.
We work closely with researchers to develop their applications so please leave plenty of time for this stage.
Please first check your eligibility and discuss your intention to apply with your supervisors and the PGR Coordinator for your subject area.
Email a TECHNE application form (word document coming soon) with supporting documentation to the faculty research student coordinator for Kingston School of Art with 'TECHNE' and your research area in the subject line.
Note that current Kingston PhD students do not need to complete a new KU online application form. You may, however, wish to obtain an up to date reference from your supervisor discussing your progress so far.
Current students will not be required to attend another interview but you may be invited for an informal meeting to discuss your research project.
Your draft application will be reviewed and, if successful, you will be given feedback and invited to submit a finalised application via the online Techne application portal.
Your application will be considered by an internal panel of subject experts at Kingston University. You will be informed of the outcome by 11 February 2022. If successful, you may be given further feedback to help improve your application which will need to be completed by 21 February 2022.
If your application does go forward, Techne will contact you with the outcome of your application by early May.
Further details of the assessment process can be found on the TECHNE website.
Enquiries are best addressed to the relevant faculty or potential supervisor, but general questions may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.