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Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships Call for Studentships

September 17, 2015

Up to 50 AHRC funded research studentships to start in October 2016 to support Galleries, Museums, Libraries, Archives and Heritage Organisations Deadline – November 27th 2015

The holders of Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (CDPs) are pleased to announce their competitions for research studentships to start in October 2016.  We invite colleagues in UK Universities with research interests across the Arts and Humanities to approach us to explore possible topics for these Collaborative Doctoral studentships for applications in this, or future years.

The twelve different Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships, representing more than 35 Museums, Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Heritage Organisations across the UK with track records of supporting doctoral research to support their work.

Through the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme these organisations run competitions to choose fully funded AHRC research studentships to support. Each studentship will be jointly supervised by a member of staff in a University and someone in the partner organisation as a Collaborative Doctoral Award. The topic of the research has to support the work and objectives of the partner organisation, and the student will benefit from participating in joint training and other opportunities offered by consortium of CDP holders.

For further details about how different organisations allocate their studentships and their priorities, please link to their individual websites/email contact details listed on our joint  website: http://www.ahrc-cdp.org/about/

We all share a similar timetable for our studentship competitions with a deadline for applications by November 27th 2015. Final decisions will be made by the end of January 2016.

For enquiries about potential collaborations for one or more CDA awards under this AHRC funded partnership scheme please contact the different organisations listed on our joint website: http://www.ahrc-cdp.org/about/

For further general information about the scheme, how it works and past awards please see our joint website: http://www.ahrc-cdp.org/

The following organisations have research students available through the AHRC’s CDP Scheme

Science Museum Group [Includes: Science Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, National Media Museum, National Railway Museum York, National Railway Museum Locomotion Shildon, BT Archives, The Royal Society and The Royal Geographical Society]
Annual studentship cohort: 6 awards

The British Museum
Annual studentship cohort: 6 awards

Tate [Includes: all Tate museums]
Annual studentship cohort: 5 awards

British Library
Annual studentship cohort: 4 awards

Thames Consortium [Includes: National Maritime Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Archives]
Annual studentship cohort: 3 awards

Victoria and Albert Museum
Annual studentship cohort: 5 awards

Imperial War Museums
Annual studentship cohort: 3 awards

National Gallery and Bowes Museum Consortium
[Annual studentship cohort: 3 awards

Scottish Heritage Consortium [Includes: National Museums Scotland, RCAHMS, Historic Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland and National Library of Scotland]*Please note RCAHMS and Historic Scotland will merge on 1st October to become Historic Environment Scotland.
Annual studentship cohort: 6 awards

Historic England and English Heritage
Annual studentship cohort: 3 awards

Oxford University Museums [includes: Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Museum of the History of Science]
Annual studentship cohort: 3 awards

The National Football Museum
Annual studentship cohort: 3 awards

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