Applications are being invited for three fully funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships studentships in partnership with the Universities of Edinburgh, St Andrews and Durham in collaboration with National Museums Scotland.
This award is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through the Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium. Subject to AHRC eligibility criteria, the studentship will cover Home/EU tuition fees. The studentship should to be completed within four years (if full-time); part-time study will be considered. For those settled in the UK, it also covers a stipend towards living expenses. The value for the stipend in 2019/20 is £15,009 per annum plus a £550 additional stipend payment. In addition, the Award carries up to £1,000 p.a. of additional support from National Museums Scotland towards travel and related research costs.
An eligible full-time student shall receive a stipend for 36 months with an integrated period of student development training of up to six months to support the cost of training, work placements, and other development opportunities.
Note that UK residency means having settled status in the UK that is no restriction on how long you can stay in the UK; and having been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship, that is you must have been normally residing in the UK apart from temporary or occasional absences; and not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purposes of full-time education.
The SCHC brings together three of Scotland’s national collections plus its national heritage agency, all of whom are internationally respected for their work in researching, documenting and promoting understanding of material culture.
The Consortium has successfully applied for a further three years of AHRC funding beginning in 2016. The new consortium supporting PhD research will comprise National Museums Scotland, the National Galleries of Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, and the National Library of Scotland.
Each year the Consortium awards up to six funded studentships which enable a Higher Education Institute and a Consortium member organisation to collaborate on a PhD project.
Further information about collaborative studentships funded by the AHRC can be found at the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Consortium website.
The aims of the Consortium are:
Doctoral research at National Museums Scotland is directed towards our collections in accordance with our Research Framework. Studentship projects are proposed by a member of our staff in collaboration with a colleague from a UK university. Proposals compete for funding on their academic strengths and on their orientation towards the Museum’s research and strategic objectives.
You can find out more about current CDP research here.