The Collaborative Doctoral International Scholarships are made available by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the British Library (BL) under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.
The library of Robert Cotton (1571-1631), now a cornerstone of the BL’s globally-significant collections, has been defined as ‘the most significant collection of manuscripts ever assembled in Britain by a private individual. This CDP offers a special chance to produce an original piece of research on the origins and/or seventeenth-century development of Cotton’s extraordinary collection.
This scholarship program will be overseen by Dr. Thomas Roebuck and Dr. Katherine Hunt, University of East Anglia, who are specialists in early contemporary scholarship and collecting practices; and Julian Harrison and Dr. Andrea Clarke, lead curators of Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts at the BL.
The award holder will be based at the University of East Anglia, and will also be based at the BL for a substantial balance of the studentship. At the university, you will join a profitable Medieval and Early Modern research community and have access to a host of training opportunities, and at the BL you will benefit from behind-the-scenes access, learning from other professionals across the Library, and an extensive internal training offer.
You will also join the broader affiliate of CDP-funded students across the UK and will be qualified to participate in CDP Cohort Development Events. This studentship can be studied either full- or part-time.
The University of East Anglia is a public research university in Norwich, England. Founded in 1963 on a 320-acre (130-hectare) campus west of the city center, the university has four faculties and 26 schools of study.
The annual income of the university for 2020–2021 was £292.1 million, of which £35.2 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £290.4 million, and had an undergraduate offer rate of 85.1% in 2021.
The university’s alumni and faculty include Oscar-winning actor, Charlotte Howard. Moreover, three Nobel laureates, a discoverer of Hepatitis C and the Hepatitis D genome, a lead developer of the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and one President of the Royal Society, and at least 48 Fellows of the Royal Society.
In addition, the University of East Anglia’s Alumni also include heads of state, government, and intergovernmental organizations, as well as three Booker Prize winning authors
The University of East Anglia was rated 13th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs and 20th overall amongst all mainstream British institutions – a rise of 9 places since the last assessment in 2014.
The university rates in the world’s top 1% according to the Times Higher Education world rankings 2015/2016 and within the world’s top 100 for research excellence in the Leiden Ranking 2016.
In 2012, the University of East Anglia has named the 10th best university in the world under 50 years old, and the third best in the United Kingdom. In national league tables the university has most lately been rated 18th in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times, and 14th by The Complete University Guide.
In April 2013, the university was rated number one for student experience according to Times Higher Education Magazine. The University of East Anglia currently rates Top 3 for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey when ranking mainstream English universities.
The University of East Anglia is the only institution to rate in the top five since the survey started.
The Collaborative Doctoral International Scholarships pay tuition fees up to the value of the full-time home UKRI rate for Ph.D. degrees. Research Councils UK Indicative Fee Level for 2022/2023 is £4,596. The university has agreed to waive the fee difference for international students.
The Collaborative Doctoral International Scholarships pay full maintenance for all students, both home and international. The UKRI National Minimum Doctoral Stipend for 2022/2023 is £16,062, plus a CDP maintenance payment of £550/year, plus a London-partner allowance of £1000/year.
Eligibility for Collaborative Doctoral International Scholarships
To be qualified for Collaborative Doctoral International Scholarships, the candidates must:
- Be domestic and international.
- Demonstrate an interest in the library sector and both potential and confidence for developing skills in related areas.
How to Apply for Collaborative Doctoral International Scholarships
Interested and eligible for Collaborative Doctoral International Scholarships, go to the University of East Anglia on www.uea.ac. the UK to apply.
Application Deadline: June 8, 2022
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