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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).

Call for Proposals

We are now issuing a call for proposals from universities to co-supervise one of three CDA studentships to begin in October 2017.

Proposals are to be made jointly by a researcher at a UK university and a member of staff from Historic England or English Heritage, based on one of the following CDP Research Areas:

  1. How NPPF policies on the historic environment are understood, and reflected in planning decisions
  2. Archaeological sites affected by coastal erosion
  3. Patterns of creation and access in archaeological archives in the UK
  4. Audley End, From Monastery to Mansion: The evolution of the English country house, 1538 - 1750 
  5. Relative humidity fluctuations and preventative conservation of archaeological remains

The deadline for proposals is Friday November 25 2016, for studentships to start in October 2017. A panel consisting of internal and external experts will judge the proposals and those that are successful will be advertised as studentships to find suitably qualified students in Spring 2017.

A Proposal Form, Guidance and full details of the Research Areas can be downloaded below.

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

Research Partnerships Officer

Research Group

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