Collaborative Doctoral Awards: HEIs
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 3-14 February 2020, 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.
Collaborative Doctoral Awards competition application guidance 2020 (Word document, 3MB)
Collaborative Doctoral Awards competition application guidance 2020 (PDF, 1325 KB)
Information for non-academic organisations interested in learning more about CDAs:
Collaborative Doctoral Awards: Partner Organisations