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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) PhD studentship for Labour and Livelihoods of Disabled People in Britain, c. 1970-2015 (Faculty of History -The British Library)

University of Cambridge


Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, to start in the October or January of the 2021-22 academic year.

The studentship will be based in the Faculty of History and will also involve periods of research based at the British Library in London. The successful applicant will work on a collaborative project co-led by Dr Lucy Delap (lmd11@cam.ac.uk), Faculty of History with co-supervision from Jonathan Pledge at The British Library.

The studentship will involve working in collaboration with the Association for Disabled Professionals (ADP) and other stakeholders in this area. It will investigate the working lives of disabled people since 1970, and ask how the interface with welfare systems, employment law and political activism shaped their experiences.

Further details of the project and its aims can be found on the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP website: https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/labour-and-livelihoods-of-disabled-people-in-britain-c.-1970-2015.


The DTP studentships will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living costs (£15,285 pa at current rates) and university tuition fees at home fee level.

Applications from international students are welcome, though they may be required to cover the fee gap between the home and overseas fee rates.

Application process

All applications will need to be made through the University Graduate Application Portal: [http://www.2021.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/hihipdhis]

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are applying for 'Labour and Livelihoods of Disabled People in Britain, c. 1970-2015' and the supervisor leading the project (Dr Lucy Delap). When applying for study through the Graduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would like to be considered for funding. Home fee status applicants should also complete the AHRC section under "Funding" and upload the OOC DTP Application Form as an additional document when completing the application through the portal. International applicants will be notified by their Department should they be nominated to the AHRC competition and then will be asked to submit the OOC DTP Application Form.

Application fee of £70 applies.

Informal enquiries about the project should be directed to the University supervisor (lmd11@cam.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 7 January 2021

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please visit https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/how-to-apply.

Please quote reference GA24567 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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