What Can SGSAH do for you?

SGSAH AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

SGSAH operates the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Scotland. We offer around 50 studentships per year, in any Arts and Humanities discipline which gives access to a core training programme and additional funding streams to support the development of the funded PhD researcher. Information relating to these funding streams is accessible by funded students through the internal communications channel.

Funding for you to develop and deliver innovatiove, collaborative doctoral training

Working with colleagues and/or students from another two HEIs, you can apply for funding for innovative training events for doctoral researchers via the Cohort Development Fund (CDF) or the Extended Training Allowance (ETA).  

Supporting your funding applications

You can add value to applications to other funders by considering how your project might include doctoral training. Using the Cohort Development Fund, you can bring together a network to develop collaborative training plans for doctoral students by discipline or theme. You can also apply for a small number of travel bursaries to bring PGR students to events.

If you have another proposal for us to become involved with your project, please contact us at admin@sgsah.ac.uk for an informal discussion about how we could work together for mutual benefit.

Benchmarks and good practice

Part of SGSAH’s remit is to help to enhance the quality of doctoral training across Scotland. We develop benchmarks & good practice to support this aim.

Doctoral students' career guidelines: principles and responsibilities

There are now more PhD students in the UK than at any time in the past. The vast majority of arts & humanities PhD students will follow careers outside academia, but the increasing pressures they face mean that they often do not have sufficient time or opportunity to explore aspects relevant to their future career options. We would like to raise awareness among students & HEIs of existing issues in managing PhD students’ career expectations & offer possible solutions to these challenges.