CDP students outside the museum, October 2016

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.


Current Opportunities

IWM is part of the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership consortium, and hosts a number of CDP PhD studentships each year. Applications for the following AHRC CDP studentships, starting October 2022, are now open to HEIs.

‘Greatest Briton?’ Changing public perceptions of Winston Churchill from the First World War to 2020

Training the Troops: British and Commonwealth Armies, 1939-1945

Download application form.

Download application guidance.

The application will provide an opportunity to elaborate on the strengths of the proposal, and any shared research interests. The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 26th November 2021- after which they will be judged by a panel selected by IWM.


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.

You can also follow more about their research on our Research Blog