Applications now open for new fully funded collaborative doctoral studentship

Wed 27 May 2020

South Kensington Museum: the interior of the north court, with exhibits and visitors. Wood engraving by W. E. Hodgkin, 1862. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


The Warburg Institute and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded collaborative doctoral studentship from October 2020 under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

This project will investigate the origins and early history of the South Kensington Museum (SKM), the institution that later split into the V&A and the Science Museum. The project will put this pioneering museum project into context, locating it within wider British and European models of educational reform embraced by the commissioners of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the government’s Department of Science and Art.

Start date: 1 October 2020 [with option of a later start, depending on situation]

Application deadline: 2pm, 26 June 2020

Interview date: 21 July 2020

Award details: The award pays tuition fees up to the value of the full-time home/EU UKRI rate for PhD degrees, a stippend of £15,285, plus a CDP maintenance payment of £600/year plus London Weighting of £2,000/year. The award pays full maintenance for UK citizens and residents only. 


Find out more and how to apply