Oxford's AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) began in 2016 and offers three or four fully funded doctoral studentships each year.
The scheme, which is led by Dan Hicks (Pitt Rivers Museum), operates across the six gardens, libraries and museums: the Ashmolean Museum, Bodleian Libraries, History of Science Museum, Museum of Natural History, Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum and the Pitt Rivers.
Each CDP studentship is jointly supervised in partnership between one or more of Oxford University museums and academics from UK Higher Education Institutions (HEI).
The partner HEI administers the studentship, receiving funds from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for the student’s fees and maintenance in line with a standard AHRC award.
In addition to this full studentship award for fees and maintenance, Oxford University museums provide up to £2,000 per annum per student to cover the costs of travel between the HEI and Oxford, and related costs in carrying out research. Studentships can be based at any UK HEI apart from Oxford University.
The Collaborative Doctoral Partnership training grants will involve research that helps us to develop new perspectives on our collections and to share knowledge more widely and effectively with a range of audiences, while also training a new generation of scholars working between the academic and heritage sectors.
The GLAM CDP programme includes a commitment to supporting the development of partnership bids that offer projects as Positive Action Targeted Studentships for researchers who are from under-represented black and minority ethnic groups, as a route for addressing under-representation in doctoral training for the cultural and heritage sector. For the 2021 Oxford GLAM CDP round, every successful application must be advertised as a Positive Action Targeted Studentship.
For general enquiries about Oxford University GLAM Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships please contact Dr Harriet Warburton, GLAM Research and Impact Manager, at email@example.com. For enquiries about specific projects please contact the project supervisors named below.