MRes/PhD Studentship: SEAHA David Arnold Memorial Scholarship – ‘use-inspired basic research’ in Cultural Heritage

University College London - EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training SEAHA

4 year PhD studentship

The SEAHA David Arnold Memorial Scholarship is a fully-funded four-year combined MRes (at UCL) and PhD (at Brighton), on a topic of your choice within the general theme of “Use-inspired basic research in Cultural Heritage”. This call invites proposals of up to 1000 words for a specific PhD research project which addresses this theme. The heart of your proposal will be novel basic research in digital technology applied to cultural heritage, but this will arise out of interaction with cultural heritage stakeholders, addressing their needs and perspectives, and will be evaluated through practical deployment exercises with these stakeholders.

Academic supervisors: Dr Roger Evans, Dr Jaime Kaminski, University of Brighton
Industrial/heritage supervisor: to be decided

Full information about the project can be found at:

Academic entry criteria: Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree and desirably hold or expect to achieve excellent grades in a masters degree, in a relevant subject from a UK university or comparable qualifications from another recognised university.

Applicants are required to submit a research proposal of approx 1,000 words.

Training path: The student will be part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training SEAHA (Science and Engineering for Arts, Heritage and Archaeology). Students will register for the one year MRes SEAHA at UCL in year 1 and then continue to PhD studies for years 2-4 of the studentship.

Funding: Four year integrated MRes/PhD studentship jointly funded by EPSRC & partners. Covers UK/EU fees and stipend of max £18,654 per year (2018/19 rate) for eligible applicants and a budget for research, travel, and cohort activities. Limited possibility of funding for international students may also be available.

Enquiries: Please contact the academic supervisor for further information (

Application Deadline: 09:00 21 December 2017

How to apply:

The application should be submitted by email direct to Corinna Hattersley-Mitchell, and not by the UCL or UoB online admissions system.

To submit an application, please include all of the following:

We will only consider complete applications.

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