Three Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) fully-funded Collaborative Doctoral Studentships to undertake work in partnership with the Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums are now open for applications. The details and deadlines are below. All studentships should begin on 1 October 2021.
Other lives of the image: examining the meanings of an apartheid-era collection of photographs in South Africa today
University of Brighton in partnership with Pitt Rivers Museum.
Supervised by Professor Darren Newbury (Brighton) and Dr Chris Morton (PRM).
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the 'Other lives of the image' studentship advert on the University of Brighton website.
Application deadline: Monday 26 April 2021, 16.00
Interview date: Friday 7 May 2021
Decolonizing Collections: Investigating Knowledge Formation Networks in Colonial India with specific reference to Numismatics
University of Exeter in partnership with the Ashmolean Museum are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded doctoral grant from October 2021.
The studentship is offered as a Positive Action Targeted Studentship for UK researchers from ethnic minority background/s, as a route for addressing identified under-representation in doctoral training for the cultural and heritage sector
Supervised by Professor Nandini Chatterjee (Exeter) and Dr Shailen Bhandare (Ashmolean).
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the 'Decolonizing Collections' studentship advert on the University of Exeter website.
Application deadline: 4 May 2021
Interviews will be held remotely in the week commencing 17 May 2021
Coming Out of the Shadows: Women and Geology in Oxford, 1813-1914
University of Leeds in partnership with Oxford University Museum of Natural History (MNH)
Supervised by Dr Jon Topham (Leeds) and Eliza Howlett (MNH).
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the 'Coming Out of the Shadows' studentship advert on the University of Leeds website.
Application deadline: 10 May 2021, 17:00
Interview date: 21 May 2021
The University of Exeter/Ashmolean studentship is offered as a Positive Action Targeted Studentship for UK researchers from ethnic minority background/s. For the University of Brighton/Pitt Rivers and University of Leeds/Museum of Natural History studentships, applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified candidates, but UK black, Asian, and minority ethnic researchers are currently under-represented in our postgraduate research community, and applications from such candidates are particularly encouraged.
Oxford's AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership began in 2016 and offers up to four fully funded doctoral studentships each year. Since 2020 the scheme has been operating across the six gardens, libraries and museums: the Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian Libraries, History of Science Museum, Museum of Natural History, Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum and the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Each CDP studentship is jointly supervised in partnership between one or more of Oxford University gardens, libraries and museums and academics from UK Higher Education Institutions (HEI). The partner HEI administers the studentship, receiving funds from the AHRC for the student’s fees and maintenance in line with a standard AHRC award. In addition to this full studentship award for fees and maintenance, Oxford University Museums provides up to £2,000 per annum per student to cover the costs of travel between the HEI and Oxford, and related costs in carrying out research.