Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme

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The National Gallery offers studentships in partnership with higher education institutions, to enable students to study for a PhD at a UK university. These studentships are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme.

The studentships focus on specific themes relevant to the Gallery's collection and wider research themes. For examples of our current doctoral studentships, see the Gallery's research partnerships. For more general information, find out about the scope of National Gallery research and its four research themes

Each studentship will be jointly supervised by a member of the Gallery's staff and an academic from a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI), as with the existing Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) scheme. The HEI administers the studentship, receiving funds from the AHRC for fees and to cover the student’s maintenance. The Gallery provides additional financial support to cover travel and related costs in carrying out research.

More information about Collaborative Doctoral Awards is available on the AHRC website [External link]

Further details

Information for universities

Proposals for new studentships are developed by National Gallery staff (as co-supervisors) together with a named university partner (as principal supervisor) and are chosen on their academic strengths and clear support for the National Gallery’s research objectives. We welcome expressions of interest and project ideas from any UK university. The deadline for applications for the next round of projects will be advertised here.

For more information about partnering with the National Gallery, advice on potential internal collaborators and guidance for applications contact Marika Spring,

Information for students

Details of the next round of CDA projects and how to apply will appear here in early 2016.