AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships with the British Library


The British Library invites proposals for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership to start in October 2017 based around the theme England and France: Manuscripts 700-1200.

AHRC CDPs provide funding for PhD research drawing on the Library’s collections, resources and expertise. The projects are co-supervised by the Library with selected university partners. Once selected, the university supervisor has the opportunity to refine and develop the theme, in collaboration with the Library supervisor, in order for each partner to gain maximum benefit from the collaboration. A PhD candidate is then recruited and in turn will help to shape the final agreed research project.

In addition to AHRC funding for the studentship, the British Library provides financial support to the student for research-related costs of up to £1,000 a year. The student will receive staff-level access to our collections, expertise and facilities, and also benefit from the dedicated cohort development programme delivered by the Library in tandem with the other museums, galleries and heritage organisations affiliated to the AHRC CDP scheme.

Academics with research interests and expertise in the above area are invited to apply to be our CDP partners for the October 2017 cohort. Full application guidelines, including further details about the selected research themes, can be found at:


This call is open to staff of postdoctoral standing based at UK universities. The British Library expects all applications to have been given the consent of the applicant’s Head of Department. The application deadline is 25 November 2016.

For any queries about our collaborative PhD programme, or to find out more about other opportunities for research collaboration with the Library, please visit www.bl.uk/research-collaboration, or email Research.Development@bl.uk


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