Interested in further research with National Museums Scotland? Find out about our current CDP studentships here.

Call for Proposals: AHRC funded Collaborative Studentships to begin in October 2019

A new round of funding has been made available to the Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium (SCHC) for studentships to begin in October 2019/20. HEIs are expected to have been in contact with the Museum well in advance of the Stage 1 Deadline.

Deadlines may differ between the Lead Heritage Organisations within the consortium (Historic Environment Scotland, National Galleries Scotland, National Library of Scotland, National Museums Scotland).

Enquiries should be sent to the Curator/Partner Heritage Organisation you are interested in working with. Note the Stage 1 deadline for applications to be proposed by National Museums Scotland as the main partner Heritage Organisation is 5 September 2018. Heritage Organisations may have different deadlines and interested parties should contact them directly.

National Museums Scotland CDP Assessment Process

Heritage Partner Lead Supervisor completes full draft of proposal by Stage 1 deadline and sends to the SCHC representative for submission.

NMS Stage 1 Deadline: 5 September 2018.

NMS Stage 1 Assessment: Stage 1 proposals being led by NMS will be assessed by an internal National Museums Scotland committee for strategic priority alignment. If successful, applicants will be informed by Mid-October.  

Note that all NMS proposals must pass through Stage 1.

Irrespective of internal Heritage Organisation processes, all applications must be sent to their respective SCHC Representative by the Stage 2 Deadline 23 November 2018.

Stage 2 Assessment Panel: SCHC Representatives will meet mid-January 2019 to determine the ranking and allocation of the top 6 proposals. Successful applicants will be informed by late January.

The JES Window will open in late January, this needs to be completed by the lead University partner. Prior to the submission of JES form Student agreements should be finalised, if not done so already, in anticipation of the student being recruited. Advertisements for studentships can proceed once approval from the AHRC has been confirmed.  

Documents to download

2019-20 SCHC Blank application form

2019-20 SCHC Application form with guidance notes

2019-20 SCHC Scheme Info

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