Collaborative Doctoral Awards (Staff-led)

This competition is open to all academic staff at every Northern Bridge Consortium partner institution developing a PhD project proposal in collaboration with a non-HE organisation.

Staff may develop a project with more than one non-HE partner, and partners may be based in the UK and/or - in exceptional cases - abroad. Up to 13 awards are available each year.

The 2023/2024 competition, for projects beginning in October 2024, has now closed. A new competition, for entry in October 2025, will open in summer 2024.

A CDA application workshop for all academic staff at NBC institutions interested in pursuing a CDA was held in June 2022. For those who were unable to make it, you'll find below a video recording of the workshop and the presentation slides. 

CDA Workshop - Workshop Slides