Ahrc Cda PhD Studentship for Writing The Ethnological Museum

University of Cambridge is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening PhD position. This position is closed on January 03, 2019.

Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The successful applicant will work on a collaborative project co-led by Dr Priyamvada Gopal (, Faculty of English and Professor Dan Hicks, Pitt Rivers Museum.

The studentship will research the historic inscription practices of the Pitt Rivers Museum as a site for studying the history and ongoing legacies of colonialism and empire in the construction of knowledge in the context of the ethnographic museum.

A summary of the project can be found here:

Funding: Full DTP studentships, for candidates who meet the AHRC residency requirements, will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (14,777 pa at current rates) and will fully cover university tuition fees.

Fees-only studentships are available for applicants ordinarily resident in an EU country other than the UK, but applicants can also apply for maintenance grant funding from other sources. For more details, see:

Application process: All applications will need to be made through the University Graduate Application Portal:

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for ‘Writing the Ethnological Museum AHRC CDA’ and the supervisor leading the project (Dr Gopal). When applying for study through the Graduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding and complete the AHRC section under “Funding”. You will also need to complete the OOC DTP Supplementary Questions Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application through the portal.

Informal enquires about the project should be directed to the supervisor. Applications need to be submitted by the funding deadline, 3 January 2019.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact


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