Humanities PhDs: Want to try research consultancy?

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Collaboration Labs currently has an open call for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers to receive fully-funded professional training, bespoke coaching and research consultancy opportunities for business and academic collaboration.

What is the Collaboration Labs programme?

Collaboration Labs is an ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange programme facilitated by The University of Manchester, with the support of the NWCDTP and the NWSSDTP. It supports co-production between business partners and researchers with fully funded, bespoke training and project funding.

What are the benefits for researchers?

Successful applicants will engage directly with business and industry stakeholders, working part time as research consultants. They will develop consultancy skills and use their PhD to achieve impact outside academia. They will gain a greater insight into the challenges facing business, organisations and practitioners in their field while extending their professional networks and building a research consultant profile.

Find further details on the consultancy projects you could work on here.

Who is eligible?

The programme is open to:

  • Humanities and Social Science postgraduates and early career researchers of the University of Manchester, Keele, Liverpool and Lancaster, who can identify their research as at least 51% Social Sciences;
  • AHRC/NWCDTP and ESRC/NWSSDTP funded postgraduate researchers of any discipline (University of Manchester, MMU, Salford, RNCM, Lancaster, Liverpool, Keele).

Further details on eligibility can be found here.

How can researchers take part?

You can find out more about the programme and apply here.

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