Collaborative Doctoral Awards are intended to encourage and develop collaboration and partnerships between Higher Education Institution (HEI) departments and non-HEI organisations and businesses.
These awards provide funded studentships based on opportunities for doctoral students to gain first-hand experience of work outside the university environment. The support provided by both a university and non-university supervisor enhances the employment-related skills and training a research student gains during the course of their award.
The studentships 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.
The current AHRC call for Collaborative Doctoral Awards has a cap of two applications per HEI. We therefore need to run an internal MMU Expression of Interest Call so that we ensure that we are complying with that maximum and are putting forward our strongest applications.
Please submit a short Expression of Interest form by Wednesday 21 May. Forms should be submitted to Germaine Loader, Research Development Manager in RKE at email@example.com. Geramine can also answer any questions you have about the scheme). EOIs will then be assessed by a panel likely to include relevant Research Institute Directors and they will select those to go forward to develop an AHRC application.
Please visit http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Collaborative-Doctoral-Awards.aspx for more information.