In 2014 the National Library of Scotland joined the Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium and was successful in a bid for the second round of AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships.
This programme will run from 2016 to 2019.
The funding is administered by the SCHC partners: National Galleries of Scotland, National Library of Scotland, National Museums Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland. Emphasis on practical applied research in this funding programme gives direct benefit to the Library as a host institution.
The aims of the consortium are to:
- Deliver world-class research and high-quality studentships that promote collaboration between the academic community and our work and collections
- Encourage inter- and cross-disciplinary doctoral research on material culture that contributes to the strategic objectives of the institutions and has public impact
- Build a supportive training and professional development environment that shares skills across our institutions and promotes integrated access to our collections
- Maximise the impact and value of the research generated by working collaboratively to provide routes for sharing both between institutions and with a wider public
- Add economic value by providing training and opportunities that enhance the employability of the students.
See also our research statement and the timetable for the next round of SCHC bids.
New SCHC studentship opportunities with the National Library of Scotland
We have several PhDs collaborations which will start this autumn. Follow the links to the AHRC website to find out more, including details of how to apply:
- 'Private reflections and public pronouncements: Caribbean slavery in the Scottish consciousness, 1750-1834', with the National Library of Scotland and the University of Aberdeen. Deadline for applications: 8 May 2018.
- 'The People's Friend? Recovering Scottish popular magazine culture', with the National Library of Scotland and the University of Strathclyde. Deadline for applications: 17 May.
- 'From water to steam — The transition from renewable energy to coal during Scotland’s Industrial Revolution', with Historic Environment Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and University of Glasgow. Deadline for applications was 6 April 2018.