Arts and Humanities Research Council White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities Collaborative Doctoral Awards
A Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) Collaborative Doctoral Awards are attached to defined PhD projects at the universities of York, Sheffield and Leeds.
WRoCAH is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded studentships for York, Leeds and Sheffield and coordinates the doctoral training programme. Nine AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards are available across the three institutions for October 2021 entry, with three available at York.
Open to International (including EU) and UK (home) students.
Both International and Home students are eligible for fully funded studentships from October 2021.
If successful in being offered an award, you may be asked some questions on residency to confirm your fee status. This is only for internal use and your full research degree fees will be covered by your studentship regardless of whether you are classified as Home or International.
These awards are attached to specific projects:
- 'Assessing the (Sub)cultural Heritage Significance of Grassroots Music Venues' (Department of Archaeology, Project Partner: York Music Venue Network)
- 'Decolonising York: telling alternative stories in a heritage city' (Department of Archaeology, Project Partner: York Civic Trust)
- 'The Materiality of Health and Safety: The origins and symbolism of high-visibility work clothing' (Department of Archaeology, Project Partner: National Railway Museum)
By the time you start your PhD study, you should have:
- a First or 2:1 honours degree or equivalent
- a Masters-level qualification.
Full-time and part-time study
You may apply to study either full-time or part-time. Part-time studentships will be awarded pro rata (normally 50 per cent for six years).
Application deadline: Friday 9 April 2021, 5pm BST
Stage 1: expressions of interest, closing deadline 9 April 2021
Submit your expression of interest. You'll need to include:
- a CV with details of your academic qualifications
- a covering letter comprising a two-page statement to convey your motivation and enthusiasm for the project and to demonstrate your suitability.
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'll 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.
Stage 2: decision on shortlisting, 16 April 2021
We'll contact you if you've been shortlisted and invite you for an interview. If you're shortlisted you must complete a PhD programme application before interview.
Stage 3: interviews, week commencing 26 April 2021
Interviews will involve the academic supervisor, project partner supervisor and a member of the WRoCAH studentships committee. They will be conducted online.