Scottish Universities Research Collections Associate Scheme

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Connecting doctoral researchers in the arts and humanities with special collections, museums, and archives within Scottish higher education institutions.

Applications have now closed for 2019

Scotland’s universities have a rich and diverse resource of special research collections. Museums, rare books, and archives: collections recognised as being of national importance and world significance. 

The Scottish Universities Research Collections Associate Scheme (SURCAS) supports doctoral researchers in the arts and humanities to undertake short-term research/knowledge exchange projects with collections, culminating in a public engagement outcome.

Seven projects have been funded through the scheme to date. More information about these projects can be found by clicking here.