New AHRC CDP PhD studentships available at the British Library

British Library Collaboration

The British Library is collaborating with university partners to award PhD funding for 4 new doctoral research projects starting in October 2019

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The following projects will be co-supervised by the British Library, offering unique opportunities for bespoke research training and professional development.


UK Digital Comics information and publishing practices: from creation to consumption

Partner: City, University of London

University Supervisors: Dr Ernesto Priego (Lecturer, Centre for Human Computer-Interaction Design) and Dr Stephann Makri (Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction)

British Library Supervisors: Ian Cooke (Head of Contemporary British Publications) and Stella Wisdom (Digital curator)

Application deadline 14 June 2019. Full studentship details and how to apply (PDF). You can also read more about the project on the British Library blog.


Collecting UK Digital Comics: Society, Culture and Technology

Partner: University of the Arts

University Supervisors: Professor Roger Sabin (Professor of Popular Culture, Central St Martins) and Dr Ian Hague (Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies, London College of Communication)

British Library Supervisors: Stella Wisdom (Digital curator) and Ian Cooke (Head of Contemporary British Publications)

Application deadline:  3 July 2019Full studentship details and how to apply (PDF). You can also read more about the project on the British Library blog.


The projects have been developed for the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme. The successful candidates will be able to work with the project supervisors to further develop and refine the agreed focus of the research.

The studentships are awarded for 3 years initially. Additional Student Development Funding, equivalent to an extra 6 months of funding, is available to support further training and skills development opportunities that are agreed as part of the PhD programme and may be used to extend the studentship accordingly.

The British Library will provide studentship holders with support for research-related costs of up to £1,000 a year.

Studentship holders will also benefit from the dedicated programme of professional development events delivered by the British Library in tandem with the other museums, galleries and heritage organisations affiliated to the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme.

As with all AHRC studentships, applicants are required to meet the standard UKRI residency eligibility criteria. Please refer to the Training Grant Guide on the UKRI website.

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