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  AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) PhD Studentship Creative Writing and Atlantic Slavery Through Library Collections

   School of Psychology and Humanities

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  Dr Raphael Hoermann, Dr Yvonne Reddick, Dr Philip Abraham, Ms Nicole-Rachelle Moore  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

PhD (via MPhil) Studentship in the School of Psychology and Humanities

Reference Number: RS/24/03

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the British Library are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded 4-year Collaborative Doctoral Studentship from 1 October 2024 under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

Applications are invited for a PhD (via MPhil) studentship with the Institute of Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) within the School of Psychology and Humanities. Both UK (‘Home’) and international students are encouraged to apply. The studentship will cover the full tuition fees and provide an annual maintenance stipend of £19,237 (2024/5), plus a London allowance (£1,000/year) and a CPD maintenance payment (£600/year). The studentship is tenable for up to 4 years full-time (subject to satisfactory progress).

The successful applicant is expected to start their studies on 1 October 2024

Project Description:

This practice-based PhD opportunity invites an emerging writer to create new work that engages with the histories and legacies of Transatlantic Enslavement, drawing on the collections of the British Library.

UCLan has significant expertise in researching cultures of transatlantic enslavement and resistance within the Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) and the Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX).

This project will be jointly supervised by Dr Raphael Hoermann (Senior Lecturer in English Literature & Senior Research Fellow) and Dr Yvonne Reddick (Reader in English Literature & Creative Writing) at UCLan and by Dr Philip Abraham and Ms Nicole-Rachelle Moore at the British Library. The student will spend time with both UCLan and the British Library and will become part of the wider cohort of AHRC-funded PhD students across the UK.

UCLan and the British Library are keen to encourage applications from a wide range of students and particularly welcome those currently underrepresented in doctoral student cohorts, including minoritised students.

Further information

Informal project-related enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Raphael Hoermann, Senior Research Fellow ([Email Address Removed]), or Dr Philip Abraham, Interim Head of Programming at Eccles Institute for the Americas at the British Library ([Email Address Removed]).

For the full details go to:

View the description and specification form and a longer version of the advertisement that provides more detailed information here.

Applications should be completed on our online application system, selecting the following options:

  • Type of Study – Research Degree (Postgraduate)
  • Course - Master of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy
  • Campus – Preston Campus
  • Mode of Study – Full Time

Please quote the Studentship reference number RS/24/03 on the application form.

Closing Date: 6 May 2024

Proposed Interview Date: 20 May 2024

Expected Start Date: 1 October 2024


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