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Info session on call by Science Museums & Archives Consortium for proposals for AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Awards

  • Monday 18 September 12.00-14.00*
  • Led by Dr Oliver Betts (National Railway Museum Research Fellow) - Hosted by Prof. Katy Cubitt (Head of School of History)
  • To book please email
  • Location: Registry, room CR2
  • Timing: Part 1: 12.00-12.45: Presentation of the Consortium’s research agenda, the different museums, and the bidding procedurePart 212.45-14.00 Open session (with sandwich lunch)
  • The AHRC's Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) programme provides funding for doctoral projects. Any studentship must be jointly proposed by a university-based academic in collaboration with a member of staff at the Consortium.
  • Successful doctoral candidates are jointly supervised by subject specialists at both their HEI and at one or more of the institutions of the SMAC Consortium, comprising BT Archives, Science Museum Group (Museum of Science and Industry, National Railway Museum, National Science and Media Museum, Science Museum), The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and the Royal Society.
  • Applications are encouraged on any topic in contemporary and historical curatorial, conservation, audience and/or learning research that address the collections, current interests and programme priorities of the Consortium. 
  • The scheme provides an exceptional opportunity for doctoral students to access distinctive, but complementary environments; to study within a research-led museum and archives environment; to benefit from a diversity of approaches with an applied/translational dimension; and to have an opportunity to develop a range of valuable skills and significantly enhance their future employability. Through the programme the students are encouraged to engage with the wider public and to present their research to non-specialist audiences.
  • This is a 2-stage collaborative process that may be initiated by either HEI academic or member of staff at the Consortium.

2017 deadline for outline proposals*: 24 September 2017

For more info: and/or contact Graham Horne (RIN Project Officer for the School of History)

*  Outline proposals (max 2 pages) should cover: What is the project about? What are the likely research questions? - What is the research context? - What are the main works or collections in this area? What approach is proposed? - Why is this a doctoral project? - Supervisors and departments (if identified).