Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA)

The 2019 call for applications is now closed. A new call will be opened in May 2019 for studentships starting in October 2020.

Call for proposals

Further to the introduction to the scheme circulated earlier this year, we are very pleased to be able to formally launch the call for proposals to WRoCAH’s Collaborative Awards (CDA) scheme for studentships that will begin in October 2019.

Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) bring academic researchers together with non-academic organisations to do exciting applied research that would not be possible without access to the expertise and facilities that both parties bring.

They offer the opportunity to build long term research relationships across sectors, and give doctoral researchers the chance to gain first-hand experience of the context for applied research outside academia.

Long term relationships bring long-term benefits for both collaborating partners, who gain access to resources and materials, knowledge and expertise to provide social, cultural and economic benefits to wider society.

We are inviting applications for CDAs either as:

  • Individual collaborative projects
  • Networks of collaborative projects


Key date: 5pm on 1 September 2018 – closing deadline for CDA project and network applications

Call documentation