Historic England and English Heritage call for proposals from University based researchers for funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership studentships

Historic England and English Heritage are delighted to announce our 2018 Call for Proposals for our AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) programme. The CDP programme provides funding for collaborative PhD studentship projects which support the work of our organisations.

Proposals for studentships should be made by a university based researcher in collaboration with a named member of staff from Historic England or English Heritage, who will act as the Co-Supervisor for the PhD. Please note: we are looking for project proposals from Supervisors, rather than potential students.

Proposals must match one of our published CDP Research Areas and we encourage a range of proposals that demonstrate academic originality, are appropriate for collaborative study at doctoral level, and fall into the AHRC subject remit.

The detailed Research Areas for this round have been selected for their alignment with the Historic England Research Agenda, or with the current research priorities for the English Heritage Trust.

The 2018 CDP Research Areas are:

  1. Women in Post War Architecture
  1. Remote Monitoring Methods to Assess the Condition of Heritage Assets

Focusing on the application of drone and related technologies to derive condition assessments

  1. The Impact of Local Authority Planning Advice on the Historic Environment and the Management of Change
  2. Heritage Crime: Innovative Methods of Prevention of Investigation
  3. Interpreting Graffiti at Historic Sites
  1. Stories of English Heritage

Understanding the broader meaning and value of English Heritage’s portfolio beyond the historical record

  1. Conservation of Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Artillery Pieces


Full details on each of these Research Areas alongside the Proposal Form and Guidance can be downloaded from the Historic England website.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 23rd November 2018.

A panel consisting of internal and external experts will judge the proposals and those that are successful will be advertised as studentships to find suitably qualified students in spring 2019.

The studentships themselves will start in October 2019.

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