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Manchester Metropolitan University PhD Scholarship

Manchester Metropolitan University is inviting applications for a PhD scholarship that is HER related.

The scholarship is for ‘Threats to UK Heritage: Assessing the impact of cuts on heritage advice services and the protection of the historic environment’. The project will aim to examine the level of cuts to County Archaeologists and HERs and assess the quality of heritage protection as a result.

Full details of the scholarship

 

Please note one of the criteria for applicants is ‘have experience working with Historic Environment Records and of liaising with local heritage advisory services’.

 

If you want to find out more or are thinking of applying contact Dr Ben Edwards, b.edwards@mmu.ac.uk .

 

Deadline for applications is 9am, 21st March.

Martin Weaver Student Scholarship

The Martin Weaver Student Scholarship promotes the advancement of young professionals in the early stages of their careers in Historic Preservation/Conservation. The scholarship is intended to assist in the growth of these young professionals in their field of study and supports current and innovative research as well as foreign travel. The Weaver Scholar’s Research is publicized through the APT website, APT Communiqué, and, if applicable, the APT Bulletin. more….

The Prince’s Foundation’s Building Craft Apprenticeship

The Prince’s Foundation’s Building Craft Apprenticeship is designed for craftspeople looking to bridge the gap between basic qualifications and becoming a master craftsperson working within the heritage sector. Students build practical experience in traditional building crafts, with the opportunity to gain a Heritage Skills NVQ Level 3. Hear what it’s like from programme alumnus, Ben Collyns.  http://bit.ly/1QhaCBz

 

The ATF Training Award

The ATF Training Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. more….

Brick Workshop 3 Feb 2016 – Travel Bursaries

A number of travel bursaries for £25 per person (or £50 if your journey is over 200 miles) are also available to community groups on application.

The event will feature presentations, case studies, Q&A sessions, group discussions on creative and funding options for your projects.

  • Gavin Richards from Architectural Heritage Fund on financial and technical support available from the organisation
  • Thomas Newman from Business in the Community on working with the private sector
  • Richard Woods, Associate at Purcell architects on creative options for the re-use of historic buildings and community engagement
  • Jonathan Schifferes, Associate Director at the RSA on the Heritage Index and the link between heritage and place identity.

further details…

Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust – Trustees

We’re looking for a few more trustees to join our small, but dedicated volunteer Tithe Barn Trust team. Amongst us we already have Heritage Management, Agricultural, Community Liaison and Financial experience. However, we also need an Architect, Historic Building Surveyor and Project Manager. We’re a not for profit volunteer group aiming to save and sympathetically restore the 16th Century Grade II listed Tithe Barn, in Landbeach, for community use. We have begun the process to become a registered charity. Our vision is to: Work for a vibrant, diverse and sustainable future of the Tithe Barn and its surroundings to safeguard their unique heritage features for the benefit and enjoyment of local people.

Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com or phone James, our Chair, on 07958 389713.

Museum & Heritage Awards 2016

The Museum + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016 are now open for entries for projects completed between January and December 2015. The awards continue to generate public recognition for the winners and shortlistees, and have been instrumental in helping many to secure funding and support from key stakeholders. Award winners have also enjoyed recognition both locally and further afield as the awards increasingly gain an international profile.

Church Monuments Essay Prize

The Council of the Church Monuments Society (CMS) has launched a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year. The aim of the competition is to stimulate more people, particularly those who are perhaps aiming to write on church monuments for the first time or who are not regular contributors, to submit material for the CMS journal Church Monuments. The competition is therefore open only to those who have not previously published an article in Church Monuments.  more….

Scottish Lime Centre Trust – 25% discount on various courses

The Scottish Lime Centre Trust has been selected by the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) as being a suitable partner institution to distribute grants to those studying or working in conservation through the Patricia Fay Memorial Fund. This allows us to distribute bursaries to anyone studying or working in conservation who want to attend our courses.

For more details contact: admin@scotlime.org

DPhil in Sustainable Urban Development

The Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford
The Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Sustainable Urban Development is a part-time doctoral programme that provides outstanding students an opportunity to pursue in-depth and rigorous research about the pressing challenges of urban sustainability and the processes of environmental, economic, and social development in urban environments around the world. more….

Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC Awards) PhD Studentship (Digital Humanities)

Deadline: 8 Nov 2015

The University of Kent is seeking at least one highly motivated and ambitious PhD candidate to apply to work within the field of Digital Humanities. The successful candidate(s) will join the exciting new research community of the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (EARC), which unites Kent with the Universities of East Anglia and Essex as a significant new force in research collaboration and training.

This studentship is available to UK, EU or overseas fee-paying applicants.

This opportunity is open to applications investigating any aspect of the digital humanities, broadly defined, but deploying substantial engagement with digital data or technologies. more…