This call has now closed.
Academics at UK universities and Higher Education Institutions are now invited to collaborate with the British Library on jointly supervised PhD studentships funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme. We are seeking proposals for two PhD projects, to start in October 2021, developed on the basis of our specially selected research themes listed below.
AHRC CDPs provide funding for PhD research drawing on our collections, resources and expertise. The research is jointly supervised by Library experts and selected academic partners at UK universities or Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
Each year, the Library selects a limited number of strategic research themes around which to develop doctoral research partnerships. For CDPs starting in October 2021, the available research themes are:
- Short-lived Newspapers: Reassessing Success and Failure in the 19th Century Press - British Library supervisors: Dr Luke McKernan (Lead Curator, News and Moving Image) & Dr Beth Gaskell (Curator, Newspaper Digitisation)
- Listening to the Listeners: An Oral History of Talking Therapists - British Library supervisors: Dr Rob Perks (Lead Curator, Oral History) & Mary Stewart (Curator, Oral History)
Please click on the individual titles above to download further information about each theme.
How to apply
Before submitting your application, please refer to the Application Guidelines for further information about the AHRC CDP scheme, the selection criteria and a timetable.
Applicants must be academics of postdoctoral standing based at UK universities or HEIs. All applications must be supported by the applicant’s institution.
The application deadline is 5 pm on Friday 18 December 2020.