Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships
The Library has been successful in applying for a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) award from the AHRC. This award covers six doctoral studentships each year for three years, from 2013-2016. Each studentship will be jointly supervised by a member of the British Library curatorial team and an academic from a UK Higher Education Institution, as with the existing CDA scheme.
The HEI will administer the studentship, receiving funds from the AHRC for fees and to cover the student’s maintenance. The British Library will provide additional financial support to cover travel and related costs in carrying out research of up to £1,000 a year.
Following a competitive selection process, these are the successful research topics and HEIs for 2013:
- Arabic Sources for West African History, West African Manuscripts in the British Library – University of Birmingham
- Black British Poetry in Performance – University of Stirling
- British film music of the twentieth century: the legacy of Muir Mathieson – University of Glasgow. Applications now open, closing date 20 June
- Factories of Empire: The British in Baghdad and the Persian Gulf c.1620-1822 – University of Essex. Applications now open, closing date 12 June 2013
- Literary Translation - Genre, Process and Collaboration - UCL
- Provincial Shakespeare Performance – University of Nottingham. Applications now open, closing date 7 June 2013.
Applications for the remaining studentships will open shortly.
Further detail on the CDP and CDA schemes is available from the AHRC website.
If you have any questions about working in collaboration with the Library, please email us at HigherEducation@bl.uk.