- UK/EU/International: UK and EU
- Type of project: Competition funded PhD projects
- Funding type: Research council
- Value: Awards will comprise UK/EU fees at Research Council rates and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£14,777 in 2017/8).
- Number of awards: 1
- Deadline: Stage 1: 26 November 2018
Professor Abigail Harrison Moore, Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Mrs Laura Bell, Director of Collections, Royal Armouries
- Project description:
WRoCAH funded Collaborative Doctoral Award between School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds and Royal Armouries Museum.
This project will require the successful student to develop a critical, research and practice informed analysis of current policy and legislation that informs access to the types of collections uniquely housed by the National Museum of Arms and Armour.
Working with the Director of Collections and Head of Collections Services at the Royal Armouries and the University of Leeds' Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage, the research will question current practice and look to support the development of future policy, in line with the Royal Armouries' ambition to understand further how the Museum fulfils its public role.
More details can be found on the project page.
How do ethics influence the development of policies for accessing public collections which are essentially restricted by law: A case study of the Royal Armouries
Strong applicants will have a good first degree in an appropriate subject, as well as a Master’s degree and professional experience relevant to the scope of the project (or experience of belonging to a collaborative team).
Additional staff contact
For more information about this project contact
Professor Abigail Harrison Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How to apply
Before applying for any WRoCAH Studentship, please first ensure that you have read the WRoCAH webpages about Collaborative Doctoral Awards, the WRoCAH training programme and requirements.
Please note that the selection of Collaborative Doctoral Award applicants is a two stage process:
Applicants must apply for a place of study
Visit the University's how to apply page clearly stating to which project you wish to apply, by the deadline given below.
To assess your academic ability to undertake three years of independent research you may be required to provide the following evidence:
- Project Statement (a two-page statement that conveys your motivation and enthusiasm for the project and demonstrate your suitability for the intended study)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Transcripts of marks for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees plus certificates where available
- Two academic references from referees who will be able to provide their references by the deadline for Stage 1
- IELTS Certificate (if applicable)
Interviews will then take place to select a suitable candidate.
Deadline for STAGE 1 applications - 26 November 2018
Date of interviews - 3 December 2018
Apply for funding to WRoCAH
Candidates selected after Stage 1 then liaise with the project supervisory team to submit a WRoCAH studentship application via the WRoCAH online application form by the 5pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019 deadline.
NB: Candidates who have been unsuccessful in Phase One can submit a separate WRoCAH application as a non-CDA applicant.