The National Football Museum, funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s collaborative doctoral partnership scheme, invites proposals for their research consortium funding. This enables HEIs to invite candidates to seek studentship funding for PhD studies conducted with the members of the consortium and a UK university. Projects should use the museums’ collections to explore sporting heritage of national and international significance, focusing particularly on the lesser known histories of women and ethnic minorities in sport, as well as issues of social class, disability and sexuality. Proposals are accepted on any topic provided that the proposed project is of high quality, appropriate for collaborative study at doctoral level, and is relevant to both the AHRC subject areas and the consortium’s priorities.
The studentships are jointly supervised by a specialist consortium staff member and an academic from a UK HEI. The consortium is made up of the following: •National Football Museum; •World Rugby Museum •National Hockey Museum •National Horseracing Museum;•River and Rowing Museum; •Rugby League Cares; •MCC Cricket Museum.
Projects should be jointly proposed by a member of the consortium staff and a colleague from a UK HEI. The HEI administers the studentship, receiving funds from the AHRC for the next three years for fees and to cover the student’s maintenance. Consortium members will also provide additional financial support to the students towards their travel and related costs for carrying out research of up to £1,000 per year. A maximum of three studentships per year are available. DEADLINE: 27 November, 2015