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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) PhD studentship for Gender and histories of Arctic field science, 1900-1950


Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, to start in the October or January of the 2020-21 academic year.

The studentship will be based in the Department of Geography and the Scott Polar Research Institute. The successful applicant will work on a collaborative project co-led by Dr Richard C. Powell richard.powell@spri.cam.ac.uk), Department of Geography (and Scott Polar Research Institute) and co-supervisor, Professor Paul Smith, Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

This project provides the opportunity to explore the histories of a range of women in the twentieth-century Arctic, including female scientists, travellers and collectors and their encounters with indigenous people. The project draw upon extensive archival records about the geologist Phyllis Wager and the writer Isobel Wylie Hutchison. The student will also be encouraged to develop a comparative focus to include other key actors involved in gendering the Arctic field sciences.

Further details of the project and its aims can be found on the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP website: https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/gender-and-histories-arctic-field-science-1900-1950

Funding:

Full DTP studentships, for candidates who meet the AHRC residency requirements, will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (£15,009 pa at current rates) and will fully cover university tuition fees.

Fees-only studentships are available for applicants ordinarily resident in an EU country other than the UK, but applicants can also apply for maintenance grant funding from other sources. For more details, see: https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding.

Application process:

All applications will need to be made through the University Graduate Application Portal: http://www.2020.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/easppdpos

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for 'Gender and histories of Arctic field science, 1900-1950' and the supervisor leading the project (Dr Powell). When applying for study through the Graduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding and complete the AHRC section under "Funding". You will also need to complete the OOC DTP Application Form and upload it as an additional document when completing your application through the portal. Application fee of £65 applies.

Informal enquiries about the project should be directed to the University supervisor (richard.powell@spri.cam.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 7 January 2020.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please visit https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/how-to-apply.

Please quote reference GA20794 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.