CDA CDP Presentation ARMA Nov 2012


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CDA CDP Presentation ARMA Nov 2012

  1. 1. Collaborative Doctoral Awards andCollaborative Doctoral Partnerships Paul McWhirter Portfolio Manager Cultures and Heritage Team
  2. 2. What is a CDA?• 3yr FT or 5yr PT Doctoral studentship• Genuine collaboration between University and Non- academic partner• Importance of the partnership beyond the studentship itself• Not just enhanced access to collections; Not a way of doing cataloguing on the cheap!
  3. 3. The Historic Landscape of Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol – University of Bristol• Creating a Geographical Information System (GIS) database using cemetery plans, site surveys, OS Surveys and fieldwork, to match burial data, surviving monuments and field ecology.• Involvement in recent Research for Community Heritage project: Know Your Bristol; engaging with local understandings and contemporary uses of the site; crowd sourcing social and oral history material in partnership with the local authority
  4. 4. Historic Dye Analysis: Method Development and New Applications in Cultural Heritage – University of Edinburgh• Awarded under joint AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme• In partnership with National Museums of Scotland/Glasgow Museums• Seeks to sample and identify dyes and dye sources used in the Burrell Tapestry collection• Outcomes including new methods of extraction and identification, reference database of non-European and early synthetic dyes
  5. 5. CDA Scheme stats 2005-2012• 2005 – 64 Applications – 41 Awards• 2006 – 86 Applications – 49 Awards• 2007 – 125 Applications – 58 Awards• 2008 – 111 Applications – 60 Awards *1• 2009 – 177 Applications – 67 Awards• 2010 – 183 Applications – 74 Awards• 2011 – 210 Applications – 77 Awards• 2012 – 227 Applications – 69 Awards *2*1 does not include strategic CDA calls*2 higher proportion of awards with multiple studentships
  6. 6. What’s new for 2013?• Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme launched; operates alongside the CDA scheme; estimated 60/40 split of awards• Interaction of the CDA and CDP schemes; Universities should seek to develop partnerships as normal• Cap of 2 applications to the open CDA scheme per RO; multiple studentships allowed per app; CDP projects outside of this cap
  7. 7. Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships• Developed in response to feedback from applicants and assessors• Opportunity to change relationship with major Non- HEI partners; to develop enhanced programmes of doctoral study• Non-HEI partners are the applicants/award holders, but funding is routed to the Universities which host the studentships
  8. 8. Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships• Non-NEIs need 5+ awards through the CDA scheme between 2008-12 to be eligible to apply• Non-HEIs can form consortia to meet eligibility requirements, but only where there is a coherent case for such a partnership• CDP bids for min. of 3 studentships per yr over 3yrs; nominating Universities to hold CDA studentships
  9. 9. Timeline for CDA/CDP 2013• Aug. ’12 CDA/CDP call goes live in Je-S• Oct. ’12 CDP call closes in Je-S• Jan. ’13 Notification of CDP outcomes• Feb. ’13 CDA call closes in Je-S• CDP Award Holders agree which projects go forward to nomination• May ’13 Notification of CDA outcomes• June ’13 CDP projects nominated via Je-S• Oct.’ 13 CDA/CDP studentships commence
  10. 10. CDA contacts at the AHRC• CDA/CDP Scheme guidance on AHRC website ( - Postgraduate Funding Opportunities• Natalia Rowlands – Programme Coordinator, Cultures and Heritage Team (• Paul McWhirter – Portfolio Manager, Cultures and Heritage Team (• Susan Hanshaw – Strategy and Development Manager, Cultures and Heritage Team (