• Do you want to supervise a PhD based on collections held in Cambridge, Norfolk, Colchester, Ipswich or Peterborough?
  • Do you have an idea for a PhD project that uses Arts and Humanities methodologies on those collections?
  • Could this project fit within one of the following themes: society & identity, environment & sustainability or health & wellbeing?

Studentship proposals starting October 2025, below is a timeline for interested projects.

9 September 2024 – Expressions of Interest deadline

End November (date tbc.) – Deadline for Full Applications

January 2025 – Confirmation of projects starting October 2025

Details of how to submit an expression of interest will be detailed on this page soon.

A banner showing some of the different collections forming the CC-EE consortium. Represented L-R: Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery (a pot from the Must Farm Exhibition), Norfolk Museum Services (Three people examining a projected schematic), Cambridge University Botanic Gardens (a woman touching green tree leaves), Colchester & Ipswich Museums (two people looking at tombstones in Colchester Castle), Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (a family completing an activity sheet in the museum)

Just some of the collections which are joining the CC-EE consortium. Represented L-R: Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, Norfolk Museum Services, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Colchester & Ipswich Museums (photo credit Rodger Tamblyn Photography & Colchester Museums), Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

If you have an idea, but would like to see the types of projects which have been previously funded by other consortia through this scheme, the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Consortium curates a list of Highlighted Projects, giving an insight into the types of projects that might be supported by the CC-EE CDP.

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