The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded three studentships per year for three years (2016-2019) under its Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme to The Thames Consortium, comprised of The National Archives, The National Maritime Museum and The National Portrait Gallery.

Maintaining the skills base in the arts and humanities is vital, and these studentships provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange and training. We are pleased to be involved in the Thames Consortium, and delighted to be able to give students access to a museum, an art gallery and an archive through which to explore their themes.

CDP studentships are offered by organisations working in partnership with Higher Education institutions. Read more about the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Consortium.

Studentships starting in 2016

We are not calling for applications at present, but more information and guidance on the application procedure for the next round of studentships (starting in October 2016) will be available soon. In the meantime, if you have enquiries or would like to be alerted when the scheme opens, please email