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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).

We expect to announce 3 more studentships in Spring 2017.

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.

NERC funded Studentship Available

Newcastle University, School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, in partnership with Durham University, English Heritage and Historic England, are seeking a Doctoral Training Partnership student for an IAPETUS research project to assess the vulnerability of tangible cultural heritage to natural hazards under a changing climate regime, demonstrating this on the iconic and internationally renowned monument of Hadrian's Wall.

Further information can be found on the IAPETUS website.

Application deadline is 20th January 2017.


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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