PhD studentships: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships with the British Library

British Library

The British Library (BL) and its university partners are looking for candidates to develop PhD research projects in the four areas listed below.

The projects will start in October 2017.

Successful candidates will be supported by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding, a generous research expenses allowance and staff-level access to British Library collections, expertise and facilities.

To find out more about these PhD funding opportunities, visit the British Library website.

The research projects and partners are:

  1. Franco-Saxon manuscripts in the ninth century
    University supervisor: Jo Story, University of Leicester
    BL Supervisor: Kathleen Doyle (Western Heritage Collections)

Further details
Application deadline: Monday, 10 April 2017

  1. Future Pasts: British-Caribbean Popular Culture and the Politics of History, 1948-1998

University supervisor: Kate Quinn, University College London
BL Supervisor: Elizabeth Cooper (European & Americas Collections)
Further details
Application deadline: Friday 14 April 2017

  1. Studying migration and diaspora through Russian language publishing
    University supervisor: Stephen Lovell, King’s College London
    BL Supervisor: Katya Rogatchevskaia (European & Americas Collections)

Further details 

Application deadline: Monday 15 May 2017

  1. American Political Pamphlets 1920-1945
    University supervisor: Susan Currell, University of Sussex
    BL Supervisor: Mercedes Aguirre (European & Americas Collections)

Further details

Application deadline: Thursday 1 June 2017

Residency eligibility criteria: Applicants are required to meet the RCUK residence requirements as detailed in the RCUK Terms and Conditions of Training Grants (p. 11).

The studentships will be awarded for 3 years at standard RCUK rates (pro-rata for part-time students). Additional Student Development Funding, equivalent to an additional 6 months of funding per studentship, is available to support further training and skills development opportunities that are agreed as part of the PhD programme.

The British Library will provide financial support for research-related costs of up to £1,000 a year. Our Collaborative PhD students also benefit from the dedicated programme of professional development events delivered by the Library in tandem with the other museums, galleries and heritage organisations affiliated to the AHRC CDP scheme.

For further information about the British Library’s collaborative PhD programme, contact

Closes:  Various. View British Library website.

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