AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) - PhD studentship for Powis Castle: The Clive Collection Re-Examined (Department of Archaeology-National Trust)

open until filled
Humanities, History, Archaeology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, to start in the October or January of the 2019-20 academic year.

The studentship will be based in the Department of Archaeology, affiliated to the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre The successful applicant, will work on a collaborative project co-led by Dr Mark Elliott (, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and Dr Elizabeth Green, National Trust.

The studentship will involve new research on the Clive Collection from South Asia at Powis Castle, to better understand the collection's origins and meanings historically and in the present, and to build new partnerships with global stakeholders to support its future display and care.

Further details of the project and its aims can be found on the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP website:

Funding: Full DTP studentships, for candidates who meet the AHRC residency requirements, will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (£15,009 pa at current rates) and will fully cover university tuition fees. Fees-only studentships are available for applicants ordinarily resident in an EU country other than the UK, but applicants can also apply for maintenance grant funding from other sources. For more details, see:

Application process:

If you are interested in applying for this CDA studentship, please email the Graduate Secretary, Department of Archaeology ( by 23 June 2019, with an expression of interest, including a summary CV and a paragraph explaining why you are interested in this project and why your academic background makes you a good candidate.

Full applications including references need to be submitted by 30 June 2019, via the University Graduate Application Portal:

Please note: the University Graduate Application Portal will not open until the first deadline of 23rd June has passed. Applicants who have submitted an expression of interest will be contacted with the relevant information for submitting a full application.

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for 'Powis Castle: The Clive Collection Re-Examined AHRC CDA' and the supervisor leading the project (Dr Elliott). When applying for study through the Graduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding and complete the AHRC section under "Funding". You will also need to complete the OOC DTP Supplementary Questions Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application through the portal. Application fee of £60 applies.

Interviews of short-listed candidates are likely to be held on 17 July 2019.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

Informal enquires about the project should be directed to the University supervisor (

Interviews of short-listed candidates are likely to be held on 17 July 2019.

Please quote reference GA19303 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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