These awards provide funded studentships based on opportunities for doctoral students to gain first hand experience of work outside the university environment. The support provided by both a university and non-university supervisor enhances the employment-related skills and training a research student gains during the course of their award.
The studentships also encourage and establish links that can have long-term benefits for both collaborating partners, providing access to resources and materials, knowledge and expertise that may not otherwise have been available and also provide social, cultural and economic benefits to wider society.
The AHRC are keen to see innovative applications that build diverse relationships with the non-HEI sectors. There have been many CDA awards made for collaborations with larger museums and organisations however the AHRC would like to encourage further proposals to work with businesses, regional museums, regional arts organisations and community groups.
The current AHRC call for Collaborative Doctoral Awards has a cap of 2 applications per HEI.
We therefore need to run an ******internal MMU Expression of Interest Call****** so that we ensure that we are complying with that maximum and are putting forward our strongest applications. This worked well in previous years and we’ve been successful with 3 out of the last 4 applications.
So, you are considering a bid to this Call you therefore need to submit a short Expression of Interest form by Mon 11th May. Forms should be submitted to me – Germaine Loader, Research Development Manager in RKE at firstname.lastname@example.org (I can also answer any questions you have about the scheme). EOIs will then be assessed by a panel of relevant Associate Deans for RKE and they will select those to go forward to develop a full AHRC application. The AHRC deadline is 7th July 15
The form is here: EOI 2016
The full Call info is here: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Collaborative-Doctoral-Awards.aspx
Any queries, please just ask!