The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) invites applications for its collaborative doctoral awards. These encourage and develop collaboration between higher education institution departments and non-academic organisations and businesses by providing opportunities for doctoral students to gain experience of work outside an academic environment.
Awards are designed to encourage and establish links that are beneficial for both collaborating partners. Research students, jointly supervised by members from each partner organisation, will carry out a project that will lead to a doctoral qualification by the end of the award and falls within the AHRC’s subject domain. Highlight notices for PhD research that explores design or connected communities are in place under this scheme.
Applications should be made jointly by a department in a recognised UK higher education institution and a non-academic organisation from the private, public or voluntary sector. Non-academic partners must normally have an operating base in the UK. In addition to being able to submit one application per highlight call, each HEI may submit up to two proposals for the parent call.
Students will receive a standard doctoral studentship and an additional annual payment of £550. AHRC recommends that the non-academic partner make an additional payment towards the student’s additional personal costs. Awards will support up to three years of full-time studies or up to six years of part-time studies.
Closing date: 9 July 2014