Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs)
The North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) is committed to engaging with non-HEI organisations to promote academic collaboration and innovative training opportunities for its highly talented PhD students and has now introduced a new CDA Scheme as part of the DTP2 funding award.
The CDA Scheme offers a non-HEI organization from the private, public or third sectors the opportunity to develop a bespoke, three-year project with an academic at one of the NWCDTP’s Higher Education institutions. A doctoral student will then be recruited to research the project.
The NWCDTP offers CDAs across a wide range of arts and humanities pathways, details of which can be found below:
Key dates for the CDA Scheme are set out below:
|April 2019||CDA project competition opens|
|18 October 2019||Deadline for submission of CDA project applications|
|By 29 November 2019||NWCDTP notifies outcome of CDA project proposals|
|November 2019 – March 2020||A student is recruited to the CDA project if one has not been identified when the project is proposed.|
|September 2020||CDA Student starts PhD|
Links to the CDA Application form, Process and Guidance Notes and the Student Nomination Form are given below:
Please send all completed completed CDA applications to:
Carole.Arrowsmith@Manchester.ac.uk and copy in NWCDTP@manchester.ac.uk
For further information on any aspect of the CDA process or for guidance on academics who are working in the area of research that you would like to develop a CDA proposal, please contact: