Arts and Humanities Research Council SWW2 Studentship – applications open 2 December

Applicants wishing to study for a PhD with the CFPR can apply for a full Arts and Humanities Research Council studentship (annual maintenance award and fees) through the South West and Wales Doctoral Partnership (SWW2).

Studentships are for three years as standard (or part-time equivalent) unless significant training needs or placement opportunities are identified.

A full-time studentship award comprises:

Full payment of tuition fees to the value of £4,327 per annum (or part-time equivalent)

A maintenance stipend of £15,009 per annum (or part-time equivalent)

Applications for the SWW2 studentship for entry in September 2020 will open on Monday 2nd December 2019 with a submission deadline of 27th January 2020.

If you are interested in applying to be based in the Centre for Fine Print Research please email

SWW2 is a consortium of Aberystwyth University, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Bath Spa University, University of Bristol, Cardiff University, Cranfield University, University of Exeter, University of Reading, University of Southampton, and the University of the West of England to  provide postgraduate studentships and training.

The 21st century is transforming academic research: the creative and intellectual challenges of our research enquiries are now combined with the demands of a dynamic and ever more globalised society and a landscape that increasingly requires research to be conducted within interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary contexts.

The AHRC-funded SWW2 is committed to developing creative approaches across disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that will develop scholars, researchers and professionals who are flexible and able to respond to both fast-moving research and industry environments.

We provide flexible, student-centred training that nurtures disciplinary expertise in conjunction with interdisciplinary perspectives, enriched by the world-class expertise and state-of-the-art resources available at our nine leading universities and our prestigious sector partners.

SWW2 researchers will be equipped for a wide range of careers through the acquisition of research-based, employability, entrepreneurial and interpersonal skills that are vital to the 21st-century knowledge economy.

Your research project will be supported by collaborative supervisory teams drawn from two of the consortium institutions.

SWW2 offers joint supervision arrangements between its consortium institutions. Our students are provided with unrivalled access across institutional boundaries to the most relevant and cutting-edge expertise on offer across our consortium, ensuring an exceptional breadth and depth of coverage for your project.

Your collaborative cross-institutional supervisory teams will work together, and with you, to ensure you receive the bespoke training you need to develop both your disciplinary and where appropriate, inter-disciplinary knowledge, skills and expertise. In addition to the development opportunities within the academic partners your supervisory team will also help you identify development opportunities with our non-academic partner organisations including mentoring, placements, technical skills and more.


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