Applications for the SWW2 studentship for entry in September 2019 are now closed.


There are two applications routes available: Student-led Awards and Collaborative Doctoral Awards – please see the ‘Studentship Types’ page for a description of both.


Student-led Awards – Application Process


For detailed information regarding how to apply for a student-led award, please see the SWW2 Student-led Award Application Guidelines 2018-19 Please note that applications have now closed. 


Student-led Award Application and Assessment Timeline:

Application system opens                      Monday 3rd December
Application deadline                                Friday 18th January
Interview notifications                             Tuesday 12th March
Interview week                                          Week commencing 25th March
Award confirmation                                 Friday 12th April


What happens if I am offered a studentship with the SWW DTP2?

After interviewing you will be notified by email whether you have been offered an award from the SWW DTP2. You will then need to confirm whether you accept or decline the offer by 29th April 2019 .

If you accept, we will send you a formal award letter which lays out key details of the studentship.


What happens if I am not offered a studentship with the SWW DTP2?

Details about the next studentship competition (for entry in September 2020) will be available on our website in the Autumn. You may apply again as long as you meet the eligibility criteria for an SWW DTP2 award as published in that round.

SWW DTP Feedback Procedure

If you would like to request general feedback on your application then please email Requests should be made as soon as possible after the decision, and always before the end of that award cycle (29th April 2019). Requests for feedback after that point will not be considered.

For full guidance on the feedback procedure please click here: SWW DTP2 Feedback Procedure 2018-19

SWW DTP Complaints Procedure

For full guidance on the SWW DTP’s complaints procedure, please click here: SWW DTP2 Complaints Procedure 2018-19


Collaborative Doctoral Award – Application Process

There are three Collaborative Doctoral Awards available this year. The projects are advertised below but the selection process to identify the most suitable candidate to undertake the research is coordinated and managed by the institution of the home HEI supervisor.

Contact details for the candidate selection stage of the process can be found within each project listed below.

Please note, the following conditions apply to the recruitment of a candidate to a Collaborative Doctoral Award:

  • Student eligibility, and terms and conditions, are the same as those attached to all AHRC DTP studentships.
  • All applicants must complete the standard application form on the SWW2 application system ( by 18th January – should you wish to be considered in the student-led award competition with your own project (should you not be successful in the CDA competition), please complete the research project proposal section of the form with your own project and accompanying personal statement without reference to the CDA. If you do not wish to be considered in the student-led competition, please state ‘CDA applicant’ in these two sections (please see SWW2 CDA Application Guidelines 2018-19 for full information on the SWW DTP application form and system requirements for this stage of the process).
  • The supervisory team (both HEI and partner supervisors) plus an independent moderator will undertake the selection process to identify the best student for the project (using the SWW2 CDA Student Assessment Criteria – please see SWW2 CDA Application Guidelines 2018-19.), and shortlisted applicants will be interviewed).
  • If a candidate is selected through the process above, the studentship and award is not guaranteed at this stage but is contingent on approval from the CDA Panel and Awarding Panel.
  • Candidates who are not selected to undertake the CDA will considered in the student-led competition providing they have submitted their own research proposal, as described above.
  • If a project fails to recruit a student, then the scholarship will be returned to the open competition.


Collaborative Doctoral Award 1:

Presenting Roman Pasts – a practice-based approach to museum media and Caerleon’s Roman Legionary history: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Dr. Mark Lewis (Senior Curator in Roman Archaeology); University of Bristol, Dr. Angela Piccini (Screen Media); University of Southampton, Prof. Stephanie Moser (Archaeology). Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales CDA Project Nov 2018

Collaborative Doctoral Award 2:

Immersive Images 1820 – 1920: Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, Dr. Phil Wickham (Lead Curator); University of Exeter, Prof. John Plunkett (Visual Media and Performance); Cardiff University, Prof. Julia Thomas (Victorian illustration, material culture, and digital humanities). A project description is here Bill Douglas Cinema Museum CDA Project Nov 2018 and details of how to apply can be viewed here

Collaborative Doctoral Award 3:

The Role of Independent Cinema in the Age of On-demand Culture: Watershed Cinema, Mark Cosgrove (Cinema Curator); University of the West of England, Prof. Andrew Spicer (Cultural Production); University of Exeter, Dr. James Lyons (Film Studies). Watershed CDA Project Nov 2018


Collaborative Doctoral Award Application and Assessment Timeline:

Selection of CDA candidate                                                                                                                                                  December – Jan 2019
Deadline for selected candidates to submit SWW2 application (via         Friday 18th January
Award confirmation                                                                                                                                                                Friday 12th April



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