Collaborative Doctoral Awards
Our online application system will be open from 9am on Monday 1 February 2021 - Friday 12 February at 12 noon GMT
Late applications will only be considered where there is evidenced breakdown in SGSAH's operational systems and where such systematic failures have made submission by the deadline impossible. Please note that we will not accept late applications where there has been systematic failure at the applicant's end (e.g failure of internet connection). For this reason, we strongly advise applicants to complete the application process at least 48 hours in advance of the deadline.
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 the SGSAH by the lead academic supervisor between 1-12 February 2021, irrespective of whether Route A or B (see below) has been followed.
The CDA Guidance document provides full information about the application process, including an application template and marking criteria.
SGSAH CDA Guidance and Application Form 2021 (Word document, 2.7MB)
SGSAH CDA Guidance and Application Form 2021 (PDF, 3.8MB)
NB. The form above has been updated to include further information regarding EU and international eligibility – see p15.
Information for non-academic organisations interested in learning more about CDAs:
Collaborative Doctoral Awards: Partner Organisations