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Welcome.  This website contains advertised partnerships, studentships and other opportunities relating to the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme from the group of non-HEI institutional award holders.


About the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme

The AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (CDP) scheme enables non-HEI Organisations with a strong track record in the Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) scheme, to be allocated a cohort of CDA studentships for the next three academic years for which they will then be able to nominate projects with academic partners. The AHRC have made 55 studentships per year available through this route with the intention of giving partners greater autonomy and the ability to develop strong programmes of PhD study.

Read more about the non-HEI organisations offering Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships.

All projects are required to involve a collaboration between a university-based researcher and the staff at one of the CDP consortium institutions.


This site is administered by Vanessa Eyles ( on behalf of the consortium of organisations holding Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships.  Contact details for each of the consortium institutions can be found on the “About the CDPs” page.