Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) provide studentship funding for doctoral projects that are developed in partnership with an organisation outside of higher education. Enabling collaboration with a diverse range of external partners, CDAs foster links that may have long-term benefits for both partners, as well as social, cultural and economic benefits to wider communities.For doctoral students, CDAs offer an opportunity to gain professional experience outside the university environment and to develop and enhance their skill set.
Each year the DTP will advertise a number of CDA opportunities alongside the main studentship competition. Eleven CDAs were awarded for a 2019-20 start, nine for 2020-21.
One CDA studentship for entry in 2020-21 remains open for applications, with a new deadline of midday 15 June 2020: The Black and Mixed Ethnicity Presence in British Politics, 1750-1850.
CDAs for entry in 2021-22 will be advertised here in October.