For the last decade, supported by the AHRC, the Society has hosted PhD students working collaboratively on the Collections. Currently, this is supported through the Science Museums and Archives Consortium (along with the Science Museum Group Museums, BT Archives, and the Royal Society). All projects involve a collaboration between a university-based researcher and the staff and (archive) materials at one of the CDP consortium institutions.
If you are an academic from a university with a potential project that draws on the Society's Collections, or have an interest in discussing opportunities, please contact Dr Catherine Souch.
Call for proposals 2019
We are delighted to announce the 2019 Call for Proposals for AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Awards to be supported through our Collaborative Doctoral Partnership. Fuller details, including how to apply, are posted on the Science Museum website.
At RGS-IBG we are keen to encourage proposals for PhD projects within the remit of AHRC that relate to the Society’s Collections, strategy, and opportunities afforded by the current Wiley archives digitisation programme, and engagement with new audiences. We encourage any prospective applicants to look at the projects currently supported and earlier Collections-based projects including Crossing Continents and Hidden Histories.
Proposed projects must demonstrate academic originality, be appropriate for collaborative study at doctoral level, and fall into the AHRC subject remit. Projects will be funded for up to four years to allow for up to 12 months of professional development activities, which should also be outlined in the proposal.
This is a two-stage collaborative process that may be initiated by either an HEI academic or member of staff at SMAC. The deadline for the first stage is 13 September 2019.