The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collections & Communities in the East of England Collaborative Doctoral Programme (CC-EE CDP) is a collaboration between the

With 15 new collections-based fully funded PhD projects starting over the next 3 years, with the first 4 beginning in Autumn 2024.

These provide an opportunity to work closely between a Higher Education Institution and one or more collections, allowing students to develop transferable skillsets whilst also benefiting from the Collections & Communities Development programme of training opportunities and innovative work placements.

Our consortium, will position the East of England as host to this distinctive and community-focused early career research community. CC-EE will enhance regional placemaking, while transforming our organisations by catalysing innovative and interdisciplinary research.

CC-EE CDP is the East of England’s first consortium and will equip future research leaders with the skills and experience for careers in the creative and cultural sectors, supporting a pipeline of staff into the museum and cultural sector. 

We are inviting expressions of interest for fully-funded PhD studentships starting in October 2025. Six projects are expected to be awarded, with each PhD project a collaboration between a collection (or several) and a UK university.

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