CDA Projects offered for 2021

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Application for 2021 WRoCAH AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Studentships is a THREE stage process.

Stage 1: 

Expressions of interest to WRoCAH – closing deadline 9 April 2021

By 5pm on Friday 9 April 2021, applicants are required to submit to WRoCAH an Expression of Interest, which should include:

A CV with details of academic qualifications;

A covering letter comprising a two-page statement to convey your motivation and enthusiasm for the project, and to demonstrate your suitability for your intended PhD studies with the University and Project Partner;

The covering letter should specifically highlight the following:

Your interest in the project and details on why you have chosen that University and Project Partner.

How you will apply your current skills, knowledge and experience to undertake a PhD and the approach you would take to develop the project.

How the project fits into your career plans and ambitions.

Expression of Interest form

Stage 2: 

16 April 2021: decision on short-listing

The short-list of candidates to be invited for an interview will be announced on Friday 16 April 2021.  Short-listed candidates must complete a PhD programme application before interview. If you are short-listed for an interview you will be sent details of how to apply for a place at the university related to the project. At that point you will need to submit the names and contact details of two referees, copies of transcripts of your academic qualifications and (if applicable) an IELTS certificate.

Stage 3: 

w/c 26 April 2021: interviews

Interviews will involve the academic supervisor, Project Partner supervisor and a member of the WRoCAH Studentships Committee. They will be conducted online.

2021 CDA Projects

University Partner Organisation Project Title
Leeds Wellcome Collection Transculturations and Transactions: from ‘curios’ to ‘specimens’, Colonialism, Empire and the role of the art market in the development of the collections of Henry S. Wellcome,1880-1940. 

(Please contact before submitting an expression of interest clearly stating to which project you wish to apply)

Leeds Corps Security Men of Service: The Corps of Commissionaires and Transitions from Military to Civilian Life in Twentieth-Century Britain

Please contact before submitting an expression of interest clearly stating to which project you wish to apply  

Leeds Yorkshire and Humber Contemporary Visual Arts Network Researching Artists’ Networks in Yorkshire and Humber: determining value, impact and sustainability

(Please contact before submitting an expression of interest clearly stating to which project you wish to apply)

Sheffield NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) “Save Lives, Stay Home”, Or “Save a Life, Give Blood?”: An exploration of NHS Blood and Transplant’s public health messaging in the pandemic media ecology
Sheffield History of Parliament Trust Bishops and the English Parliament 1558-1642
Sheffield Zoo Digital Group plc Non-literal language use in machine and human translation for dubbing
York York Music Venue Network Assessing the (Sub)cultural Heritage Significance of Grassroots Music Venues
York York Civic Trust Decolonising York: telling alternative stories in a heritage city
York National Railway Museum The Materiality of Health & Safety: The origins and symbolism of high-visibility work clothing