Collaborative research is at the heart of the project and there are a number of opportunities to contribute to these activities.
At present we offer internships to Crankstart Scholars at Oxford and AHRC-funded doctoral candidates. We are hoping to develop the availability and range of internships further during the course of the project. Details will be posted on this page.
University of Oxford Crankstart Foundation
Two-week research internships are available to undergraduate students at the University of Oxford who are in receipt of a Crankstart Foundation scholarship. These internships combine original archival research, training in various archival skills such as object handling, digitisation and basic cataloguing, as well as the opportunity to research and write a blog post for the website. Crankstart internships are advertised at regular points in the year on a rolling basis for the duration of the project. Crankstart Scholars may view information about the internship opportunities through the Oxford University Careers Service.
AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership
Three-month research internships are available to AHRC-funded doctoral researchers to pursue original research using the archives of Rugby School as well as affiliated schools. These internships combine original archival research, training in various archival skills such as object handling, digitisation and basic cataloguing, as well as the opportunity to pursue original research, producing outcomes such as blog posts and a paper for Hydra, Rugby’s history society. These are advertised through the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Training Partnership but are also available to PhD researchers at other AHRC DTPs.
The Open University
Applications were invited for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award at the Open University, in partnership with Rugby School.
Available from October 2023, this fully-funded studentship includes: payment of university fees throughout the funded period; a tax-free maintenance grant for your living costs at the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) minimum rate (£17,668 for 2022/23); an additional AHRC stipend of £550 per annum to support costs incurred by working with the partner organisation. An additional travel budget for research of £500 per annum is provided by Rugby School. Further details about the benefits of an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP award are available on the DTP’s studentships page.
The closing date for this opportunity has now passed.
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