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Collaborative Research Opportunities

We take a strategic approach to our relationship with Research Councils and the Higher Education Sector by engaging in a number of collaborative research partnerships with Universities. These are primarily based on postgraduate research. Here you can find out about the partnership opportunities that are currently available.

Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP)

We hold a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Through this we have offered 12 Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) studentships between 2013 and 2016  (three per year).

Available PhD studentships

The Evolution of Audley End

AHRC fully funded three-year doctoral grant 2017-20, to work on the archaeological archives from Audley End House, Essex. Co Supervised between the University of Sheffield and English Heritage.
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Archaeological Palaeoenvironmental Archives: Challenges and Potential

AHRC fully funded three-year doctoral grant 2017-20, looking to maximise the potential of palaeoenvironmental remains for academic research and public science engagement by co-designing new structures for their creation, curation and interpretation based upon a systematic evaluation of current archiving practices. Co Supervised between the University of Reading and Historic England.
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Optimisation of Environmental Control in Museum Collections of Bone and Ivory

AHRC fully funded three-year doctoral grant 2017-20, aiming to develop optimum environmental conditions for safe display and storage of museum collections of bone and ivory on the basis of improved damage assessment procedures. Co Supervised between the Birkbeck College and English Heritage.
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You can find details of other cultural and heritage organisations who hold a CDP with the AHRC, including their latest studentship opportunities, on the CDP Consortium website.  

Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP)

We are a heritage partner with a number of Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) across the country. These are made up of consortiums of Universities with a range of partners in the cultural and heritage sectors.  

More about our current DTP partners and research priorities for collaborative postgraduate research.

Centres for Doctoral Training

We are a heritage partner of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA), a collaboration between University College London, the University of Oxford and the University of Brighton, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Please see the SEAHA website for details of current opportunities.

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Phil Pollard
Phil Pollard

Postgraduate Research & Skills Officer

Research Group

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