Previous CDF Projects

For four years the Cohort Development Fund have funded projects across Scotland, enabling researchers to apply to deliver innovative train academic staff and PhD researchers to provide training and opportunities for over 1000 people. This has allowed for increased collaboration between staff and peers across Scotland with 14 HEIs collaborating to develop over 50 initiatives.

We have gathered some examples of the work done in 2017/18 below.

Projects funded 2014-2018


  • The 21st Century Book Historian: Hands-on Training in the History of Printing, Publishing an Authorship
  • Madness, Mental Illness and Mind Doctors in 20th and 21st Century Popular Culture
  • The Literary Self: from Antiquity to the Digital Age
  • Technical Skills for Textual Editing: Understanding Variants
  • Returning to Academic Writing: residential writing retret for first and second year returning and practice based PGRs
  • The Art and Science of Research
  • Prism: Investigating Gender through an Interdisciplinary Approach
  • The Scottish Public Philosophy Network Initial Training Events
  • On the border of Art and Teaching in the Multilingual World
  • The matrix reloaded: colour printing by example
  • Creating for Change: Women's Impact on the Arts, Screen and Creative Industries in Scotland (1918-2018)
  • Researching Trauma in the Arts & Humanities
  • Digital Heritage Research in a World of Big Data


  • In and Out of Space
  • War Through Other Stuff
  • Student travel bursary
  • R for Arts
  • Negotiating Academic careers
  • Can You Handle It?
  • Women Network Postgraduate Study Day
  • Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World
  • Public Voices: a two day workshop exploring voice, diction and performances
  • Introduction to QGIS for Arts & Humanities students
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Landscape in the Arts & Humanities
  • The Communities and Margins of Early Modern Scotland
  • Research Posters in the Humanities for an Interdisciplinary Conference


  • But…I'm not a Social Scientist!: Exploring Qualitative Research for the Arts & Humanities
  • Circuit. Channel. Circuit: Artists Moving Image in Action
  • Creative Art Writing
  • Creative & Critical Voices
  • Getting the Word Out
  • Medieval & Early Modern Study in Scotland
  • Outreach and Impact in Philosophy
  • Publishing for historians
  • Spaces of Belonging: Researcher-led Walking Poetry Workshops
  • Textual Editing


  • Architecture of Alterity
  • Beyond Image, Beyond Language
  • Blind Spots
  • Curating Materiality: Feminism and Contemporary Art History
  • Interrogating the Revival of Empire in Humanities Research
  • New Frontiers
  • Read, Write and Grow
  • Remote Access: Conducting Archival Film Research from a Distance
  • Roman Law for Classicists and Historians
  • Skills & Knowledge training for Grant & Postdoctoral Applications in Philosophy
  • StAGE 2015: Training and Research in Material Culture Related to the Classical World
  • The 21st Century Book Historian: Training in Archives, Bibliography and Reading
  • The Classical Body Split Open: Corporal Obscenity in Antiquity
  • Time without Time
  • Transitioning Scottish Energy Law PhD Graduates into Employment
  • Writing for an interdisciplinary audience