Engagement in the future of doctoral training

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is deeply committed to doctoral training and securing the future of the next generation of arts and humanities researchers.

As part of this commitment, AHRC has commissioned the Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC)/Vitae to undertake an engagement exercise to develop our thinking around the future of doctoral provision in the arts and humanities. We have appointed them to engage a wide range of stakeholders with the aim of ensuring that AHRC identifies the best way to:

  • prioritise its funding to provide the best possible support for doctoral study
  • effectively facilitate the development of doctoral graduate careers
  • adapt to the changing needs of the diverse sectors invested in arts and humanities research and training.

CRAC/Vitae will provide a report to AHRC, based on this engagement. The report will outline possible future options for change for consideration by AHRC in developing its future strategy and priorities for supporting doctoral training.

This exercise is to inform future strategy and does not impact on any current doctoral awards.

AHRC is keen to ensure that a wide range of stakeholders engage with CRAC/Vitae on this exercise to ensure that it has a broad set of inputs to inform the development of a doctoral model which embraces a diversity of creative and innovative approaches.

CRAC/Vitae are keen to engage with a wide range of people with an interest in doctoral provision in the arts and humanities.

How to get involved

If you are interested in being part of the engagement exercise, please register your interest (takes you to the Vitae website).

Please be aware that for practical reasons, it may not be possible to engage with everyone who is interested.

Last updated: 27 June 2022

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