AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) PhD studentship for Diversity in Design: People and the Planet (Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge Smith and Wallwork Engineers)

Office of the School of Arts and Humanities, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 01st Nov 2021
  • Funding amount: £15,609 stipend + £550 CDA
  • Funding for: EU Students, International Students, UK Students
  • REF: GA28783
  • Closes: 06th January 2022
  • Hours: Full Time

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 2022-23 academic year.

The studentship will be based in the Department of Architecture. The successful applicant will work on a collaborative project co-led by Professor Michael H. Ramage (mhr29@cam.ac.uk), Department of Architecture and Simon Smith co-supervisor, Smith and Wallwork Engineers.

The studentship will explore how diversity in material and teaching can impact a more diverse population of students and practitioners of design, and vice versa, through experiential learning. Experiential learning will contribute to innovation in design teaching and generate scope for our partner to gain expertise on better inclusion of materials, and to demonstrate leadership in transforming design education and practice.

Further details of the project and its aims can be found on the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP website: https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/diversity-design-people-and-planet


The DTP studentships will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (£15,609 stipend + £550 CDA allowance pa at current rates) and university tuition fees at home fee level.

Applications from international students are welcome, though they may be required to cover the fee gap between the home and overseas fee rates.

For more details, see: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/funding.

Application process:

All applications will need to be made through the University Postgraduate Application Portal: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/aharpdahc

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for ‘Diversity in Design: People and the Planet’ and the supervisor leading the project, Professor Michael H. Ramage. When applying for study through the Postgraduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding, complete the AHRC section under “Funding” and upload the OOC DTP Application Form as an additional document when completing the application through the portal.

Application fee of £75 applies. You may check the eligibility criteria for application fee waiver here: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/how-do-i-apply/application-fee

We want to encourage the widest range of potential students to study for this studentship and are committed to welcoming students from different backgrounds to apply. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Informal enquiries about the project should be directed to the University supervisor (mhr29@cam.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 6 January 2022

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please visit https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/how-to-apply#tab-2276201.

Please quote reference GA28783 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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