Postgraduate funding

AHRC PhD Studentship in collaboration with Imperial War Museums

Eligibility criteria

  • Open to residents of the following countries
    European Union, United Kingdom
  • Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in history, English, cultural studies or another relevant discipline, and will need to satisfy AHRC eligibility requirements including Masters-level advanced research training or equivalent.
  • Applicable subjects
    War studies, History of Art, History, English literature and language, Cultural studies

Application details

Applications may be submitted
09-Jul-2013 until 23-Aug-2013

Information about the funding

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD at Kings College London on the representation and/or experience of colonial troops during the First World War. This is offered under the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme. The partner institutions are Kings College London’s Department of English and IWM.

The project will be supervised by Dr Santanu Das (King’s College London) and Suzanne Bardgett, Head of Research, IWM. The studentship, which is funded for three years full-time equivalent, will begin in September 2013. The project will contribute to the international collaborative research project Cultural Exchange in a time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War, funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area). This three-year project will be led by Dr Santanu Das, with Principal Investigators and Associate Partners from across Europe and will include seminars and workshops in Ypres, Poznan, Utrecht and Berlin and an exhibition and a major international conference at London, to which IWM will be contributing.

Application procedure

Applicants should submit via email a two-page curriculum vitae, a brief letter outlining their qualification for the studentship, and the names and contact details of two academic referees to Dr Santanu Das, Department of English, Kings College London ( no later than Friday 23 August 2013 and Suzanne Bardgett, Head of Research, Imperial War Museum (

Interviews are scheduled to be held in London on Monday 2 September 2013. For further information concerning the project, please contact Dr Santanu Das or Suzanne Bardgett before 16 August 2013.

For further details, please read through the document attached to be bottom of this webpage.

Contact details

Dr Santanu Das
Department of English
Kings College London

Suzanne Bardgett
Head of Research
Imperial War Museum

Application material


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