CDA Projects offered for 2024

Application for 2024 WRoCAH AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Studentships is a THREE stage process.

Stage 1:

Expressions of interest to WRoCAH – closing deadline 6 March 2024

By 12 noon on Wednesday 6 March 2024, applicants are required to submit to WRoCAH an Expression of Interest, which should include:

A CV with details of academic qualifications and any relevant work experience;

A covering letter comprising a two-page statement to convey your motivation and enthusiasm for the project, to demonstrate your suitability for your intended PhD studies with the University and Project Partner, and to address your understanding of the expectations of being a member of the WRoCAH training programme (WRoCAH link);

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.

– Your plans to engage with the WRoCAH training programme.

Expression of Interest form

Stage 2:

15 March 2024: decision on short-listing

The short-list of candidates to be invited for an interview will be announced on Friday 15 March 2024.  Short-listed candidates must submit 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:

See project advert for dates

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

2024 CDA Projects

University Partner Organisation Project Title
Leeds Yorkshire Visual Arts Network CDA 24002 – Artists Networks: Whose Voice Counts?_ Researching the disconnects with and for artists from the Global Majority in the Yorkshire region (pdf document)

CDA 24002 – Artists Networks: Whose Voice Counts? Researching the disconnects with and for artists from the Global Majority in the Yorkshire region (word document)

Sheffield The Science Museum CDA24003 – Student Loneliness: Curating Experiences and Breaking Silences (pdf document)

CDA24003 – Student Loneliness: Curating Experiences and Breaking Silences (word document)

Sheffield Derbyshire Records Office CDA24009 –  Feminising the Archive and the Women of Derbyshire’s Country Houses c. 1700-1850 (pdf document)

CDA24009 – Feminising the Archive and the Women of Derbyshire’s Country Houses c. 1700-1850 (word document)

Sheffield Sheffield City Council CDA24014 – Right Up My Street: A place-based approach to the cultural heritage dimension of street names (pdf document)

CDA24014 – Right Up My Street: A place-based approach to the cultural heritage dimension of street names (word document)

Sheffield Save the Children UK CDA24015 – Humanitarian NGOs and Trade Unions: a history of conflict and collaboration (pdf document)

CDA24015 – Humanitarian NGOs and Trade Unions: a history of conflict and collaboration (word document)

York English Heritage CDA24007_ The Mind of Margaret Cavendish (pdf document)

CDA24007_ The Mind of Margaret Cavendish (word document)

York National Centre for Early Music CDA24010 – Can 19th century music performance practices enhance the experience of new audiences (pdf document)

CDA24010 – Can 19th century music performance practices enhance the experience of new audiences_ (word document)