Why SGSAH?

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Our aim is to work together to nurture and inspire a future generation of enlightened leaders committed to generating and mobilising new insights across scholarly, professional and public communities. Our doctoral graduates will be capable, caring, ethical and reflective professionals. They will be alert to their influence and impact as knowledge makers, co-creators and connectors and guided in their actions by what we stand for: Respect, Integrity, Creativity, and Collaboration. They will be champions for arts and humanities research, demonstrating through their work the value of arts and humanities to society, industry and other disciplines. 

Our funded PhD projects will be markers of excellence and originality, enabled by environments where excellent research is supported and conducted.‌

Our prestigious 3.5 year studentships offer:Quote

  • Fully-funded PhD studentships with a stipend of around £15,200 per annum plus fees
  • The best research environment and supervisory team, which may be cross HEI
  • A core training programme and core training activities which will support you to develop your skills as a future research leader
  • Access to advanced inter/disciplinary training through our innovative Discipline+ Catalysts 
  • Connection and collaboration with organisations across the creative, cultural and heritage sectors through our Knowledge Exchange Hubs
  • Extra funds to extend your studies to gain additional skills through training and internships 
  • Opportunities to travel abroad to carry out research and fieldwork
  • Opportunities to be a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at an international Higher Education Institute
  • Access to the richness of Scotland’s research expertise and collections
  • The chance to join an engaged and committed cohort of doctoral researchers working across the full range of arts & humanities disciplines
  • Opportunities to lead the development of networks and funded training events across Scotland
  • Membership of the SGSAH – a partnership of 16 HEIs in Scotland supporting 1,750 doctoral researches in the Arts & Humanities