Three Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) fully-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) 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 2023.
For both studentships people from under-represented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply and interviews will be guaranteed to applicants from specified ethnic backgrounds who meet the essential eligibility criteria; see each advert for further details.
Evaluating the Influence of Tangible 3D Printed Replicas on the Museum Experience
The University of Warwick in partnership with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
The project will explore in-depth the impact of tangible 3D printed replicas on education outcomes and visitor experience. It will employ a rigorous, mixed-methods approach borrowing heavily from the well-established discipline of industrial user experience (UX) and user centred design, augmenting traditional museum evaluation techniques with robust UX methods that have been extensively tested in other industries.
This studentship will be jointly supervised by Professor Mark Williams & Dr Paul Wilson, University of Warwick, and Professor Paul Smith & Janet Stott, Museum of Natural History, Oxford.
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the advert on the University of Warwick website.
Application deadline: 1 May 2023
Rivers of Bronze in the age of Iron (RoBIn): an interdisciplinary study of Iron Age copper-alloy material culture from the middle–upper Thames Valhttps://www.reading.ac.uk/archaeology/phd/phd-opportunitiesley
The University of Reading in partnership with the Ashmolean Museum.
The project will enable a student to explore the production and circulation of metalwork in the middle and upper Thames Valley during the Iron Age in Britain (c. 750 BCE–43 CE), using an integrated characterisation approach to Iron Age metallurgy.. The successful applicant will have autonomy to shape the project based on their interests and will divide their time between the two institutions, receiving advanced research training and benefiting from experience in the Ashmolean's incredibly rich and diverse collections.
This studentship will be jointly supervised by Dr Peter Bray & Professor Duncan Garrow, University of Reading, and Dr Courtney Nimura & Dr Kelly Domoney, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the advert on the University of Reading website.
Application deadline: 26 May 2023
Creating the first Europeans. Tracing the development of Sir Arthur Evans’s vision of Minoan civilisation through documents and objects
The University of Bristol in partnership with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
The student will conduct research on the Sir Arthur Evans Archive and related Aegean Bronze Age collections in the Ashmolean Museum. By examining Evans's unpublished writings, held in the Sir Arthur Evans Archive at the Ashmolean, alongside his publications and the objects he acquired, the student will assess how Evans's vision of the Minoans developed over the decades either side of World War I.
This studentship will be jointly supervised by Professor Nicoletta Momigliano and Dr Shelley Hales, University of Bristol, and Dr Andrew Shapland and Dr Eleanor Standley, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
For full details of the studentship, including further particulars and how to apply, please follow the link to the advert on the University of Bristol website.
Application deadline: 9 June, midday BST
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.
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Consortium webpages
GLAM CDP webpages