Collaborative Doctoral Studentships open for applications

Student historian examining photographs

Three Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) fully-funded Collaborative Doctoral Studentships to undertake work in partnership with the Oxford University Museums are now open for applications. The deadlines are 20th, 24th and 30th March 2017.

The Oxford University Museums AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) commenced in 2016 and offers up to three fully-funded doctoral studentships per year. Oxford's CDP studentship programme is led by Dan Hicks (Pitt Rivers Museum). The scheme operates across the four museums of Oxford University - the Ashmolean, the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Each CDP studentship is jointly supervised in partnership between one or more of Oxford University 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. Studentships can be based at any UK HEI apart from Oxford University.

2017 Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Studentship Opportunities

Original copies in the modern museum: value, authority, authenticity and practice in the uses of archaeological plaster casts

University of Leicester in partnership with the Ashmolean Museum
Supervised by Dr Sandra Dudley (Leicester), Dr Milena Melfi and Professor Bert Smith (Oxford)
Application deadline: 31 March 2017
Further details

Where Art and Science Meet: Art and Design at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

University of Birmingham in partnership with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Supervised by Dr Clare Jones (Birmingham) and Professor Paul Smith (Oxford)
Application deadline: 24 March 2017

The Photography of OGS Crawford

University of London, Birbeck in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum
Supervised by Dr Lesley McFadden and Dr Jennifer Baird (Birbeck) and Professor Chris Gosden and Dr Chris Morton (Oxford)
Application deadline: 20 March 2017

Click here to find out more about the Oxford University Museums AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme