Collaborative Doctoral Awards
**The online application system is now closed**
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 SGSAH by the lead academic supervisor between 1-14 February 2022, 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 2022 (Word Document, 2.7MB)
SGSAH CDA Application Guidance 2022 (PDF, 752KB)
SGSAH AHRC CDA Application Form Template 2022/23 (Word Document, 36KB)
SGSAH AHRC CDA Application Form Template 2022/23 (PDF, 259KB)
CDA Nominated Candidate Form 2022 (Word Document, 29KB)
CDA Nominated Candidate Form 2022 (PDF, 150KB)
Information for non-academic organisations interested in learning more about CDAs:
Collaborative Doctoral Awards: Partner Organisations