Collaborative Doctoral Awards: Partner Organisations
* The online application system will be open 1 February 2024 (9am GMT) – 13 February 2024 (12noon GMT)*
The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities has introduced an exciting new range of research opportunities, which aim to align research more closely with practice. As part of the Collaborative Doctoral Awards scheme, there is the option for ideas generated by industry partners to be the starting point for research by submitting to us a brief proposal outlining your research project. SGSAH will then forward your proposal to our member Higher Education Institutions. If you have already identified an HEI partner there is no need to complete this proposal stage. In this instance you should progress directly to the full application stage in February 2024.
Collaborative Doctoral Awards provide funding for PhD-level research projects which are developed in partnership between Higher Education Institutions and non-HEI organisations or businesses. The funding is awarded to the HEI and the student receives a stipend.
The awards are intended to encourage and develop collaboration and partnerships providing opportunities for doctoral students to gain first-hand experience of work outside the university environment and enhance the employment-related skills and training a research student gains during the course of their award.
The projects also encourage and establish links that can have long-term benefits for both collaborating partners, providing access to resources and materials, knowledge and expertise that may not otherwise have been available and also provide social, cultural and economic benefits to wider society.
Click on the links below to download the CDA guidance documents and application template in Word or PDF format:
SGSAH CDA Application Guidance 2023 (Word Document, 2.7MB)
SGSAH CDA Application Guidance 2023 (PDF, 787KB)
SGSAH AHRC CDA Application Form Template 2023 (Word Document, 36KB)
SGSAH AHRC CDA Application Form Template 2023 (PDF, 259KB)
CDA Nominated Candidate Form 2023 (Word Document, 29KB)
CDA Nominated Candidate Form 2023 (PDF, 149KB)
You can view a zoom recording of a SGSAH information session on applying for collaborative PhDs from September 2023 by clicking here and entering password Y5cWN1^?
This page contains information for non-academic organisations. If you are an academic organisation, click here for information relevant to you.