Academics at UK universities and Higher Education Institutions are now invited to collaborate with the British Library on jointly supervised PhD studentships fully funded for four years through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme. We are seeking proposals for two PhD projects, to start in October 2023 and January 2024, developed on the basis of our specially selected research themes listed below.
CDP research project draw directly on the Library’s collections, expertise and resources. Each year, we identify a limited number of research themes which are closely aligned with our vision statement (Living Knowledge), key programmes and overall purpose as a national library. Prospective HEI partners are invited in an open competition to submit proposals to further develop and bring their own expertise and perspectives to our research themes.
We now welcome applicants from academics of postgraduate status currently employed at UK universities/Higher Education Institutions who would be interested in joint supervision of collaborative doctoral projects beginning in October 2023 and January 2024.
Academic applicants are invited to submit proposals to develop one of the following themes:
- Postcolonial Discourse in East European Studies and its Application to British Library Collections (to start October 2023)
- The American Magazine and the Short Story (to start January 2024)
Please click on the individual titles to download for full details about each theme and the British Library co-supervisors.
How to apply
Before submitting your application, please refer to the Information for HEI applicants and the relevant research theme profile, and are aware of the specific characteristics of the AHRC CDP scheme, the selection criteria, and the envisaged timetable.
Applicants must be academics of postdoctoral standing based at UK universities or HEIs, and be supported by the applicants’ institutions.
- Information for HEI applicants – for download (PDF)
- HEI Application Form – for download (Word document)
Applications must be accompanied by a short CV for each academic supervisor and be submitted by the following deadline:
Friday 25 November 2022, 5pmLate applications cannot be accepted.
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