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 (SMAC) (along with the Science Museum Group Museums, BT Archives, the Royal Society, and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew). 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 Sarah Evans.
2020 call for proposals
The call for proposals for projects to start in autumn 2021 is now open. This closes on Friday 2 October. More information is available on the SMAC 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, current strategy, opportunities afforded by the Wiley Digital Archives digitisation project, 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 of Exploration.
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