IWM supervises several Collaborative Doctoral Award students who are researching their PhDs through the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships Scheme. 

CDAs are supervised by a member of staff at IWM and an academic at a UK university. 

The projects offer the possibility for students to combine academic work leading to a doctorate with the acquisition of practical skills and work experience outside the university context.

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IWM Institute is IWM’s research and knowledge exchange hub. We provide access to IWM’s rich collections for research and innovation to increase the public’s understanding of war and conflict.

New opportunities to co-supervise PhDs

Deadline 15 December 2023

We are pleased to announce three new AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (CDP) proposals, offering co-supervision opportunities for academics in UK universities. 

The new studentships starting in October 2024 are: 

We have put together further guidance for those interested in applying for the scheme. You can apply for the studentship using our proposal form

AHRC CDPs provide funding for PhD research that utilises our collections, resources, or expertise. This research is jointly supervised by the IWM and academic partners.

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Our students

Find out more about our students and alumni,or hear from two of our students on how they found the CDP experience on the testimonials page.

Read more about our student's research on the IWM Blog.