PhD Studentship for Powis Castle The Clive Collection Re-examined

University of Cambridge is offering PhD position in anthropology. Applications are invited up to 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 under the supervision of Dr Mark Elliott ( on a collaborative project co-led by the Department of Archaeology, and the National Trust.

The studentship will involve new research on the Clive Collection from South Asia at Powis Castle, to better understand the collection’s origins and meanings historically and in the present, and to build new partnerships with global stakeholders to support its future display and care. The studentship will be held in the Department of Archaeology, with affiliation to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) and the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre.

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 ‘Powis Castle: The Clive Collection Re-Examined AHRC CDA’ and the supervisor leading the project (Dr Elliott). 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. Application fee of 60 applies.

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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