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Department of Art History and World Art Studies (School of Art, Media and American Studies), University of East Anglia, and National Maritime Museum (with National Portrait Gallery)

AHRC Collaborative PhD Studentship

Portraiture and the British Naval Officer, c.1740-1805

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London  Principal Supervisor: Dr Sarah Monks (UEA). Lead heritage organisation supervisor: Christine Riding (Head of Art, National Maritime Museum, ‘NMM’). Second heritage organisation supervisor: Dr Lucy Peltz (Curator, 18th Century Collections, National Portrait Gallery, ‘NPG’).

The University of East Anglia, in partnership with the NMM and the NPG (both part of the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership, the ‘Thames Consortium’), is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant for a full-time collaborative PhD studentship undertaking the first sustained critical study of British naval officers’ portraits between the period of Britain’s emergence as a world maritime power and that power’s consolidation at Trafalgar, for three years commencing 1 October 2015.

The proposed research will consider British naval officers’ portraits of this period through a critically-engaged contextual analysis of key artworks (paintings and prints), largely from the collections of the NMM and the NPG which between them hold an extraordinary array of relevant works. The research will contribute to collections-related research and events within the NMM and the NPG, whilst also addressing the production, reception, dissemination and significance of eighteenth-century British naval officers’ portraits more broadly. The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Art History and World Art Studies, UEA, at the NMM and at the NPG, and will be expected to contribute to the research culture of all three institutions.

The studentship is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award programme, and includes tuition fees up to the standard Home/EU amount, an annual stipend of £14,057 and an additional CDA annual maintenance payment of £550. In addition, the NMM will provide up to £1,000 per annum for approved research-related expenses. Funding for PhD studentships from AHRC is available to successful candidates who meet the UK Research Council eligibility criteria. These requirements are detailed in the AHRC studentships handbook

Applicants should hold (or expect to achieve) a Master’s degree and either a 1st Class or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline.

Application deadline is 11 May 2015. Download further details by clicking here.

More information and details of how to apply visit the website or contact UEA Postgraduate Research Office pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk. or +44 (0)1603 591709.  

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Sarah Monks. Email: s.monks@uea.ac.uk. Tel: +44 (0)1603 593768. 

 

 

 

 


Studentships

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) CHASE Studentships
  • Faculty Studentships

Find out more about the AHRC/CHASE and Faculty Studentships.


Scholarships

Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

  • Robert Sainsbury Scholarship

    This is a three-year scholarship for Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas PhD students that covers university fees, living expenses and an allowance for fieldwork/travel. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2015How to apply

  • The Research Unit is also able to assist PhD students with smaller awards that usually supplement grants for other sources.


Other Funding

Nicholas Green Award

  • Awarded annually for postgraduate study in Art History
  • Awarded by committee, on the grounds of merit, need and the appropriateness of the area of study to the academic interests of the late Dr Nicholas Green
  • Funds will cover all or part of fees and maintenance
  • Further details about the Nicholas Green Award.

Sarah Adeane Award

  • Awarded annually for postgraduate study in Art History
  • Awarded by committee, on the grounds of merit and need
  • Funds will cover all or part of fees and maintenance
  • Further details about the Sarah Adeane Award.

David Brown Bursaries

  • Two David Brown Bursaries are awarded annually to postgraduate students in ART taking into account both the merit and need of the applicants. The bursaries are primarily intended to pay research travel expenses or other purposes which directly support postgraduate study.