AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Dundee is part of a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. Under the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme, the consortium - comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art - will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects.

Full information on the Scottish AHRC DTP and the application process for studentships

Read about our current AHRC students

CASS Teaching Awards

At the College of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Awards on 27 February 2013 the Excellence in Teaching Award was won collaboratively by Dr Jodi-Anne George, Dr Brian Hoyle and Dr Chris Murray from the English Department. All three lecturers emphasised their enthusiasm for extra-curricular activities and their collaborative practices enhancing the student experience. This award was nominated by colleagues and students in recognition of their achievement in excellence in learning and teaching.

CASS Teaching Awards

Left to right: Dr Carey Normand, Professor Rob Duck, Dr Jodi-Anne George, Dr Brian Hoyle and Dr Chris Murray

Prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant awarded to Dundee Researcher

Dr. Christian Kaunert from the School of Humanities (Politics and International Relations) has been awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (CIG) for four years, starting from October 2012. Marie Curie Grants, as part of the prestigious FP7 research funding programme of the European Union, are very competitive, as only 10-12% of applications are successful.

These highly prestigious research awards are designed to undertake very advanced research at a world-leading research organisation in Europe. Each award is worth € 100,000. This award underlines the research prestige of the University of Dundee, being a recognised global leader in research in politics and international relations. Dr. Kaunert will investigate the foreign policy role played by European agencies in the European Union’s (EU) Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ), as well as the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). This success comes at the back of being awarded with a prestigious Jean Monnet Chair in EU Justice and Home Affairs Policy (award July 2012).

Second Prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant awarded to a Dundee Researcher

Dr Sarah Léonard from the School of Humanities (Politics and International Relations) has been awarded a prestigious €100,000 Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (CIG) for four years, starting in March 2013. Marie Curie Grants are part of the distinguished FP7 research funding programme of the European Union and are designed to undertake advanced research at a world-leading research organisation in Europe.

This award highlights the recognition of the University of Dundee as a global leader in research in politics and international relations. Dr Léonard’s project will examine an important, but under-researched, topic - the role of the growing number of European agencies dealing with internal security matters in European integration. More precisely, it will investigate how European agencies produce knowledge and expertise and whether they are thereby ‘engines’ of European integration in internal security. This is the second Marie Curie Career Integration Grant awarded to a researcher from the School of Humanities, following on from Dr Christian Kaunert’s recent success.

Leading international researcher awarded prestigious Newton International Fellowship for the University of Dundee

Dr Helena Carrapico, together with Dr Christian Kaunert as principal investigator, has recently been awarded a prestigious Newton International Fellowship by the British Academy and the Royal Society. She will be mentored by Dr Christian Kaunert (Politics and International Relations). These world- renowned fellowships provide a unique opportunity for early-career scholars, from all over the globe, to develop excellent research in UK universities. Each Newton International Fellowship runs for two years and is awarded close to £100.000.

The research project is entitled 'The United Kingdom in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: analysing the UK’s model of selective participation and its impact on the country’s ability to influence policy- making'. It aims to analyse the United Kingdom’s strategic choices in the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, and their consequences for its role as an influential member state.

European Visiting Research Fellowship

Dr Martine van Ittersum, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Dundee, received a European Visiting Research Fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh in December 2012.  She was awarded £2,000 in support of her research on the material and intellectual legacy of the Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), commonly regarded as a 'founding father of international law'.  

In summer 2013, she will be a Visiting Fellow at the Peace Palace Library in The Hague, which boasts the largest collection of Grotius’ printed works in the world. She will collaborate closely with Jeroen Vervliet, Director of the Peace Palace Library, in developing grant proposals for the digitization of Grotius' voluminous manuscript materials.