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TECHNE - AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

TECHNE - AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

TECHNE - AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

TECHNE comprises nine universities and is one of the 10 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships. TECHNE's vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life. Its students will benefit from a diverse and rich range of training workshops and opportunities to engage with partners in the arts and cultural sector.

TECHNE will offer around 57 AHRC scholarships each year across the range of arts and humanities disciplines for students who are applying to undertake PhD study: 45 in its open competition and 12 through the Collaborative Doctoral Award route. The open competition includes those who are applying initially as an MPhil student with the intention to upgrade to PhD study.

TECHNE welcomes both interdisciplinary research proposals and those focussed within traditional discipline areas.

Students may apply to TECHNE for a doctoral award by submitting a TECHNE application through Kingston University. It is not possible to submit an application directly to TECHNE: you must apply through one of the member universities.


Links to more information on both schemes can be found below.

TECHNE Open Competition for October 2020 entry

TECHNE Collaborative Doctoral Award studentships for October 2020 entry

AHRC TECHNE Collaborative Doctoral Award studentships in the Arts and Humanities

We are inviting applications for the below PhD project by Monday 2 December 2018: 16.00pm (GMT).

For detailed information, including subject eligibility and contact details for initial enquiries please see the link below (coming soon).

Fashion at Speed: Spectacular histories of fashion, flying and motorsport from the twentieth century collections of Brooklands Museum

In partnership with Brooklands Museum and Kingston's Department of Creative and Cultural Industries.

This fully-funded PhD explores the intersection of high speed motilities and fashion in the century of speed. Hosted jointly by Kingston University and Brooklands Museum, the successful candidate will situate items of dress from museum collections within wider histories of fashion, technology and international media spectacle using Brooklands' extensive and unique documentary, film and photographic archives. Working at the world's first purpose-built motor-racing circuit and one of its earliest aerodromes, the successful candidate will gain an in-depth understanding of histories of technology, fashion, media, sport, and spectacle. The project presents outstanding opportunities to apply your research insights to the future development of Brooklands award-winning exhibitions and educational programmes, working within a dynamic and exciting participatory learning environment.

Beginning in October 2020, the student will be supervised by Dr Chris Horrocks and Dr Helen Wickstead (Kingston University) and Virginia Smith (Director of Education and Participation, Brooklands Museum).

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Helen Wickstead to discuss the project in more detail:

More details are available.


Please contact us for more research funding information.

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