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Working in the Digital Humanities Centre

PhD scholarships - October 2018 start

The Digital Humanities Centre (DHC) supports research and teaching with digital technologies across the Faculty of Arts.

Key areas of focus for us are:

  • archives
  • heritage
  • digitisation - both flat and 3D
  • virtual reality. 

What are we offering?

There are two half-funded scholarships available for PhD students to provide support to staff and students.

The award covers half of a UK/EU full-time postgraduate research tuition fee per year, for three years, subject to satisfactory progression.

What does the scholarship involve?

As DHC Research Associate, you would be responsible for:

  • providing an efficient reception and enquiry service
  • assisting users in the DHC
  • maintaining equipment and managing the loans service
  • providing support for the DHC manager and cover in their absence.
  • administering and supporting the student volunteer scheme.
  • ensuring the security of the DHC and its equipment
  • working with student volunteers to market and promote the DHC.

The hours of work are 240 over one year for a full-time student. A flexible approach to working hours is essential to accommodate peak times.


The scholarships are available to PhD students studying in any school within the Faculty of Arts:

Applicants must be holding a conditional or unconditional offer to study a PhD starting October 2018.

The award is not available for students who have received funding elsewhere, such as through Midlands4Cities.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has excellent organisational, technical and PC skills. You will be part of a team responsible for delivering teaching and research support and therefore you should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within larger groups as well as with individual colleagues and students.

Our ideal candidate is interested and enthusiastic about digital technologies, and is willing to learn about the latest technologies and share their learning with others. Experience with applications like the Adobe Creative Cloud, with scanning and digitisation, or with virtual reality would be beneficial, but are not required.

In joining the DHC, you’ll be part of a small team working closely together to support digital research and teaching in Arts. The Digital Humanities Centre Manager will be available for day-to-day support in the Centre. The Digital Arts and Humanities Manager leads the DHC team, and will provide advice and career development opportunities in the digital humanities throughout your studentship.

Read Paul Grossman's blog about being our 2017 DHC Research Associate.

To apply

Complete an application form and return it to

Application deadline midday, 31 July 2018



If you have any queries about the scholarships or application process contact Matt Davies:



Digital Humanities Centre

Humanities Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3191