In recent years the National Maritime Museum has had great success with obtaining funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs). These provide funding for a student to undertake a PhD with joint academic supervision by the Museum and a partner university. The benefits to the Museum are that, like Fellowships, these grants facilitate research on little-explored aspects of our collections, whilst helping to develop and expand relationships with academics within a particular subject area.
The Museum currently has 11 such Collaborative Doctoral Students – with one such student (Phil Rich) having successfully completed his PhD in 2009. We encourage the students to write about their work on this blog – see previous entries by Phil Rich, Harriet McKay, Anya Anim-Addo, Lindsay Doulton and Mary Wills. We are pleased to announce that the AHRC has funded another three Collaborative Doctoral Awards, on the following topics, which are currently being advertised:
Imperial coaling: Steam-power, the Royal Navy and British imperial coaling stations, c.1870-1914
The National Gallery of Naval Art at Greenwich
Circuits of Knowledge: The Royal Navy and the Caribbean, 1756-1815
For more details and information about how to apply, see: www.nmm.ac.uk/researchers/doctoral-studentships