Applications are invited for an AHRC CDA doctoral studentship offered by
the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, to start in
the October or January of the 2020-21 academic year.

The studentship will be based in the Department of Geography and the Scott
Polar Research Institute. The successful applicant will work on a
collaborative project co-led by Dr Richard C. Powell,
Department of Geography (and Scott Polar Research Institute) and
co-supervisor, Professor Paul Smith, Oxford University Museum of Natural

This project provides the opportunity to explore the histories of a range
of women in the twentieth-century Arctic, including female scientists,
travellers and collectors and their encounters with indigenous people. The
project draw upon extensive archival records about the geologist Phyllis
Wager and the writer Isobel Wylie Hutchison. The student will also be
encouraged to develop a comparative focus to include other key actors
involved in gendering the Arctic field sciences.

Further details of the project and its aims can be found on the
Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP website:


Full DTP studentships, for candidates who meet the AHRC residency
requirements, will provide an annual maintenance grant to cover living
costs (£15,009 pa at current rates) and will fully cover university
tuition fees.

Fees-only studentships are available for applicants ordinarily resident in
an EU country other than the UK, but applicants can also apply for
maintenance grant funding from other sources. For more details, see:

Application process:

All applications will need to be made through the University Graduate
Application Portal:

Whilst making your online application please make clear that you are
applying for 'Gender and histories of Arctic field science, 1900-1950' and
the supervisor leading the project (Dr Powell). When applying for study
through the Graduate Applicant Portal, you must indicate that you would
like to be considered for funding and complete the AHRC section under
"Funding". You will also need to complete the OOC DTP Application Form and
upload it as an additional document when completing your application
through the portal. Application fee of £65 applies.

Informal enquiries about the project should be directed to the University
supervisor (

Application deadline: 7 January 2020.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process,
please visit

Please quote reference GA20794 on your application and in any
correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and
encourages applications from all sections of society.