Open University - Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies

Open Oxford Cambridge AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship The Open University in partnership with The Folklore Society

Unit: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Stipend: Approx £18,622 per annum for 3 years & 3 months
Location: Milton Keynes
Please quote reference: WELS/FolkloreSociety
Project: Healthy Folk – The role of vernacular knowledge in health-related decision-making
Closing Date: 9 January, 2024 - 12:00

The Open University is pleased to offer Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge (OOC) Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) in partnership with The Folklore Society. Collaborative Doctoral Awards offer an opportunity for students to gain professional experience outside the university environment and to develop and enhance their skill set.

The Open University is internationally recognised for innovative research across the Arts and Humanities. We host a number of major AHRC- and ESRC-funded research projects. We have a strong commitment to cross-disciplinary work, to national and international public engagement, and to creative partnerships with a range of non-university partners.

Project Overview

Please visit Healthy Folk – The role of vernacular knowledge in health-related decision-making for project details and supervision team.

Eligibility

We invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Applicants will ideally have a Masters in Folklore or related field and a strong interest participatory methods and/or health research. Applicants should meet the eligibility criteria for Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC studentships and eligibility criteria mentioned in PhD programme | Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (open.ac.uk).

Value of award

Successful doctoral students are eligible for a full award, which includes both a stipend to support living costs and coverage of tuition fees.

Funding is adjusted on a pro-rata basis for part-time students and where the award is for a period of less than 12 months in any year.

Those in receipt of studentships will be eligible for the same benefits as other UKRI-funded students, including additional support for research expenses and individual skills training, funded sick leave (up to 13 weeks in any 12-month period), funded maternity leave, and Disability Support Allowance (DSA).

How to apply

In making an application you are applying to both the OOC DTP and to the OU. This means you will need to complete two application forms. Please read all sections of OOC guidance before completing the application forms.

  • OOC DTP Application form – this includes research proposal and suitability to undertake the proposed research project.
  • OU Application form and the documents listed at the end of the application form.
  • You are reminded that you must sign the form and should give the names and addresses of two academic referees and their institutional email addresses who are willing to comment on your academic achievements to date and on your potential for undertaking research. (Please check that your referees will be available to be contacted during the application period.)
  • For general enquiries relating to doctoral study at The Open University, please contact WELS-Student-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
  • For an informal discussion about the opportunity and how you might frame your approach to the CDA project, please contact Dr Victoria Newton
  • Please send completed applications to WELS-Student-Enquiries@open.ac.uk

We recommend that you make contact/apply at the earliest stage so that we can work with you to maximise your potential for a successful application. Please note you are responsible for making sure that all required documents, including references, are submitted in time for your chosen deadline and meet the University’s requirements. If your application is submitted late, and/or it is incomplete, it will not normally be assessed.

Closing date: noon 9th January 2024

Interview date: Early February 2024

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