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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership


Cambridge AHRC DTP: RTSG and SDF Applications 2018-2019

The dates for this year's competitions for AHRC funding to support fieldwork, study visits, internships and high-cost training has been announced. 

The deadlines for RTSG and SDF applications are as follows:

  • Wednesday 31 October 2018 
  • Thursday 31 January 2019
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019

Details and guidelines for the schemes 

Online application system



2018/19 International Placement Scheme (IPS)

The AHRC has run the IPS since 2005 and to date has allowed 505 PhD and Early Career researchers access to some of the great collections at institutions across America and in Japan and China.

To learn more about the eligibility criteria please visit: 

IPS Webpage 

IPS Call Guidance


Funding announced for almost 400 new doctoral places in arts and humanities

The Open University, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are pleased to announce the success of their bid for funding for the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership, which will create nearly 400 new doctoral places in the arts and humanities. Read more...

The 4th Annual Lecture of the Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Professor Adriana Cavarero, Head of the Scientific Board of the Hannah Arendt Center for Political Studies at the University of Verona, will speak on 'Political Phonospheres: Plurality and Crowds'.

Time: 5.00pm, Monday 30 April 2018.

Venue: 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1.

Please find a poster and a flyer for further information.

All are welcome at this lecture: DTP and non-DTP students alike. Please do encourage your fellow postgraduate researchers to attend.


Our team of PhD researchers on the AHRC DTP ThinkLab programme are enjoying working alongside professionals from the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) this term, with a client visit at the RSA offices in Covent Garden.   Our ThinkLab researchers are working with Anthony Painter, the Director of the RSA’s Action and Research Centre, and his team to develop new policy proposals that support housing equity in the UK – now there’s a challenge! 

If you are a Cambridge University PhD student, keen to apply your research skills to a live problem by working together with professionals from beyond academia, then please register your interest in the ThinkLab programme.  For more information contact Catherine Hasted at or call 01223 332474.

Promoting democracy in an ancient state: the case of Egypt

Congratulations to Alexandre Loktionov the co-author of a policy paper on the role Egyptology can play in aspects of democracy promotion in the present day. The paper was published in History and Policy, the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise.

CRASSH seminar series ‘Ageing and the City: Everyday Experiences of Older People in Urban Environments’ 

Please join us at the upcoming CRASSH seminar series ‘Ageing and the City: Everyday Experiences of Older People in Urban Environments’ to be held from 12–2pm on alternate Tuesdays in the Michaelmas and Lent terms at CRASSH, University of Cambridge. 

CRASSH website  and Facebook page