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Fulwood Barracks and the ‘Garrison Town’ of Preston

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

We invite applications for a fully funded (academic fees and maintenance stipend) AHRC NWCDTP Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship to research, write, and complete a dissertation on the project ‘Fulwood Barracks and the “Garrison Town” of Preston: Lancashire Regiments, Regional Identity and Social Change, 1848-1948’. This is a joint-project of Salford University and the Lancashire Infantry Museum, Preston; the student will be supervised by Prof Alaric Searle (first supervisor) and Dr Brian Hall (second supervisor) (both Salford University), in addition to Ms Jane Davies (Lancashire Infantry Museum).

In making use of the Infantry Museum’s collections, as well as other local and national archives, the student will have the opportunity to conduct a social history of Fulwood Barracks and the impact of the British Army in Preston over a one-hundred-year period (1848-1948), while at the same time contributing to the cataloguing and surveying of the archival and artefact holdings of the Infantry Museum. The successful PhD student will have an excellent background in History (preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate level), and a good understanding of British military, political and social history in the nineteenth-century. The student will be provided with a workspace both within the Politics and Contemporary History Unit (University of Salford) and the Lancashire Infantry Museum. The student will be expected to spend a portion of the time working in the Lancashire Infantry Museum.

For any informal enquiries about the studentship, please contact Prof Alaric Searle (), Tel.: (0161) 295-2853.

Submit a formal application at this link:

You will need to have the following documents ready to upload to the application site:
• A research proposal (approx. 2000 words) -
• Scanned copy of your passport picture page
• Copies of all your relevant certificates and transcripts
• Two references
• CV
• Personal statement

Application Deadline is 21st February 2020

Funding Notes

The studentship consists of the payment of academic fees (at the standard RCUK rate) for 3.5 years; a maintenance stipend (£15,009, in 2019/20) for 3.5 years. In addition, as part of the AHRC Northwest Consortium Collaborative Doctoral Award, the student will have the opportunity to apply for a range of Consortium grant schemes: Fieldwork and Conference Fund Research; Student Development Fund; Collaborative Skills Development Scheme; Cohort Development Fund; Overseas Institutional Visits; and, Student Run Research Networks.

Full details can be found on the NW Consortium website, at View Website

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