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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) PhD studentship for Homeworking in Britain and Beyond, c. 1970 to the present (Faculty of History - Homeworkers Worldwide)

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. The successful applicant, will work on a collaborative project co-led by Dr Helen McCarthy (hm234@cam.ac.uk), Faculty of History and co-supervisor, Dr Lucy Brill, Homeworkers Worldwide. The studentship will involve the award holder to conduct cutting-edge historical research on homeworking (waged labour performed by workers inside their own homes) in and beyond Britain since the 1970s.

Further details of the project and its aims can be found on the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP website: https://www.oocdtp.ac.uk/homeworking-in-britain-and-beyond-c.-1970-to-the-present


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 'Homeworking in Britain and Beyond, c. 1970 to the present' and the supervisor leading the project (Dr Helen McCarthy). 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 (hm234@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 GA24611 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.