Image: Former SGSAH-funded student Lucie Whitmore at The Museum of Edinburgh Costume Gallery
SGSAH Collaborative Doctoral Awards provide AHRC 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 and fees.
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.
Applications to the SGSAH CDA competition should be submitted to SGSAH by the lead academic supervisor, irrespective of whether Route A or B (see below) has been followed.
Click on the links below to download the CDA guidance documents and application template in Word or PDF format:
SGSAH CDA Application Guidance 2024 (Word Document, 2.6MB)
SGSAH CDA Application Guidance 2024 (PDF, 921KB)
SGSAH AHRC CDA Application Form Template 2024 (Word Document, 37KB)
SGSAH AHRC CDA Application Form Template 2024 (PDF, 260KB)
CDA Nominated Candidate Form 2024 (Word Document, 30KB)
CDA Nominated Candidate Form 2024 (PDF, 203KB)
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^?
Information for non-academic organisations interested in learning more about CDAs:
Collaborative Doctoral Awards: Partner Organisations