Oxford's AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) began in 2016 and offers up to three fully funded doctoral studentships each year.
The scheme, which is led by Dan Hicks (Pitt Rivers Museum), operates across the four museums: the Ashmolean, History of Science Museum, Museum of Natural History 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 Studentships 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.