The AHRC have strict eligibility criteria; you must check to ensure you are eligible to apply for support.
AHRC Block Grant Partnership and Open Competition eligibility:
The AHRC will not consider multiple applications from a student through either the Studentship competition or the Block Grant Partnership (the last being the type of funding administered by The Courtauld), or both. If the AHRC receives more than one nomination form or competition application form relating to the same student, they reserve the right to reject all of them. Students who have made successful applications to more than one institution will therefore need to choose which one to accept before their nomination form or Studentship application is submitted to the AHRC, and it is their responsibility to ensure that only one form or application is submitted.
Most candidates will normally hold or be predicted a mid 2.1 or 1st class degree in a relevant subject.
In addition, those applying for a doctoral studentship should normally have, or be studying for, a Master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification.
UK residents are eligible for Full studentship awards – this covers maintenance (in 2012/3, the level of maintenance grants was set between £10,845 and £15,590, depending on the scheme) and full payment of tuition fees. To be eligible for a full studentship award, a student must show that they have a relevant connection with the UK. This is usually determined through residence and means a physical presence in the UK. British citizenship or holding a British passport in itself does not satisfy the residential eligibility requirement. If you hold an award for full-time study, you may be eligible for additional support and allowances.
EU residents are eligible for Fees-only studentship awards - this covers University tuition fees and does not include a maintenance grant. To be eligible for a fees-only award, you should be ordinarily resident in an EU country other than the UK.