Collaborative doctoral awards
Collaborative awards encourage and develop collaboration between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), such as Birkbeck, and non-academic bodies, and enhance the employment-related skills and training a research student gains during the course of their award.
Which organisations can take part in the scheme?
- Collaborations are encouraged between HEIs and organisations of any size. Non-academic partners:
- must be UK-based
- may be in the private, public or voluntary sectors
- are usually industrial, business, commercial, public or government organisations
Which subjects can be researched?
- A research proposal must fall within the AHRC’s subject domain.
- Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
- Visual Arts and Media: practice, history and theory
- English Language and Literature
- Medieval and Modern History
- Modern Languages and Linguistics
- Librarianship, Information and Museum Studies
- Music and Performing Arts
- Philosophy, Law and Religious Studies
What is the role of the non-academic organisation?
- Supervision is the joint responsibility of the HEI department and the partner body. The non-academic partner would:
- Make a contribution to the student’s maintenance in addition to the grant they receive from AHRC.
- Make a contribution to the HEI department to cover the cost of any extra resources or materials that are needed. This could be an ‘in-kind’ contribution of time or access to resources.
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