The Royal Commission will be one of the organisations benefitting from a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to support postgraduate training and research.
We were part of a bid by the South, West and Wales Consortium of eight universities (including Aberystwyth and Cardiff, and others with a strong record in archaeology and history research). The bid has been successful, and £14.2 million has been awarded. This will support around 200 doctoral studentships over five years starting from the next academic year, and will allow for innovative postgraduate support through the development of broader skills, and experience in working outside academia through industry and international placements.
Professor Rick Rylance, Chief Executive of the AHRC, states: “This is an important step forward in delivering the best possible training and support for postgraduate students in the arts and humanities, and in developing a collaborative approach which pools expertise and expands horizons for postgraduate researchers. We are delighted at how the sector, and partners beyond the sector, have responded, and we look forward to working closely with them to support the next generation.”
The Commission will be involved in offering work experience and training for postgraduate students in our areas of expertise. In the next year, we will be considering how we might develop important opportunities for collaborative research projects and how they might best fit with our work, and the National Monuments Record.
To find out more about this funding, visit the AHRC website.
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