AHRC Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership: Collaborative PhD - University of Salford and Lancashire Infantry Museum (Preston)

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in History Fulwood Barracks and the ‘Garrison Town’ of Preston: Lancashire Regiments, Regional Identity and Social Change, 1848-1948
Marc Hansen
Donnerstag, 16. Januar 2020
Freitag, 21. Februar 2020

We invite applications for a fully funded (academic fees and maintenance stipend) AHRC
NWCDTP Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship to research, write, and complete a
dissertation on the project ‘Fulwood Barracks and the “Garrison Town” of Preston: Lancashire
Regiments, Regional Identity and Social Change, 1848-1948’.

Funding For: UK students, EU students, international students
Qualification Type: PhD
Funding Amount: £15,009 p.a. (+ fees)
Hours: Full-time

This is a joint-project of Salford University and the Lancashire Infantry Museum, Preston; the student will be supervised by Prof Alaric Searle (first supervisor) and Dr Brian Hall (second supervisor) (both Salford University), in addition to Ms Jane Davies (Lancashire Infantry Museum). In making use of the Infantry Museum’s collections, as well as other local and national archives, the student will have the opportunity to conduct a social history of Fulwood Barracks and the impact of the British Army in Preston over a one-hundred-year period (1848-1948), while at the same time contributing to the cataloguing and surveying of the archival and artefact holdings of the Infantry Museum.

The successful PhD student will have an excellent background in History (preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate level), and a good understanding of British military, political and social history in the nineteenth-century.

The student will be provided with a workspace both within the Politics and Contemporary History Unit (University of Salford) and the Lancashire Infantry Museum.

The student will be expected to spend a portion of the time working in the Lancashire Infantry Museum.

The studentship consists of the payment of academic fees (at the standard RCUK rate) for 3.5 years; a maintenance stipend (£15,009, in 2019/20) for 3.5 years. In addition, as part of the AHRC Northwest Consortium Collaborative Doctoral Award, the student will have the opportunity to apply for a range of Consortium grant schemes: Fieldwork and Conference Fund Research; Student Development Fund; Collaborative Skills Development Scheme; Cohort Development Fund; Overseas Institutional Visits; and, Student Run Research Networks.
Full details can be found on the NW Consortium website at http://www.nwcdtp.ac.uk/current-students/funding-for-current-students/.

For any informal enquiries about the studentship, please contact Prof Alaric Searle (d.a.searle@salford.ac.uk), Tel.: (0161) 295-2853.

Formal applications should be emailed to: PGR-SupportSAM@salford.ac.uk , enclosing a covering letter, curriculum vitae, an academic writing sample (dissertation, essay, or similar of maximum 5,000 words), and the names and full contact details of two academic referees. It is likely that interviews will be conducted following an assessment of the applications.


Prof Alaric Searle MA, MPhil, Dr.phil.habil., FRHistS, FRSA
Professor of Modern European History
Directorate of Journalism, Politics & Contemporary History | School of Arts and Media
University of Salford
+44(0) 0161 295 2853