Techne Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC) Open Call

This University of Brighton open call for AHRC-funded Techne studentships for October 2023 is accepting applications until 03 January 2023. 

We are looking for motivated and engaged individuals to study across our thematic research areas in the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories:

  • Reparative histories: empire, ‘race’ and anticolonialism
  • Visual culture, history and memory
  • Medical histories, memories and narratives
  • Transnational histories and memories
  • The Northern Ireland Troubles: memories, afterlives and transformations of conflict
  • Negotiating complex temporalities in post–conflict spaces
  • Heritage in the twenty-first century
  • History and cultural memory of twentieth-century world wars
  • Community histories in Brighton and Hove and Sussex.

Key information:

  • Applicants will be educated to masters level, or equivalent, and meet AHRC eligibility criteria for funding. 
  • The studentships are for ‘open call’ projects for which applicants devise their own project proposal and identify a potential supervisor.
  • Your application will go through a two-stage process, being considered first by the University of Brighton Doctoral College.

AHRC-funded Techne studentships

Techne is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a new model for collaborative research skills training for research students across nine higher education institutions in London and the South East (Royal Holloway; Brunel University; University of Brighton; Kingston University; Loughborough University, London; Roehampton University; University of Surrey; University of the Arts London; and University of Westminster). Techne’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life.

Fully-funded studentships (stipend and fee waiver) will be awarded by Techne to the best students put forward by its member universities. Successful applicants will benefit from a rich and diverse training programme with a focus on interdisciplinarity and developing career potential both in and beyond higher education; and will be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the partnership. The Techne training programme is enhanced by input and placement opportunities provided by 13 partner organisations, including the Barbican, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and the Science Museum. 

For details on exactly how to apply, please click onto the University of Brighton’s Research and Knowledge Exchange webpage (funding and studentships).

For queries about potential supervisors, please contact Dr Deborah Madden (Director, Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories):