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Studentship at The University of Manchester and Historic Royal Palaces

From: Kathryn Hallett <kathryn.hallett<-a>
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2008
PhD studentship at The University of Manchester / Historic Royal
Palaces, UK

   "Investigation into Structural Analysis and Associated
    Conservation Support Strategy in the Display of Large Historic
    Tapestries and Textiles"

Historic Royal Palaces/The University of Manchester
AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme
Collaborative Research Studentship
2008

and

The University of Manchester, School of Materials and Historic Royal
Palaces, Conservation and Collection Care team

Applications are invited for an AHRC/EPSRC Collaborative PhD
studentship, to be held at The University of Manchester (Department
of Textiles and Paper) and Historic Royal Palaces (Conservation and
Collection Care team). The project will be jointly supervised by
Professor Chris Carr (The University of Manchester), Dr. Prasad
Potluri (The University of Manchester) and Kathryn Hallett (Historic
Royal Palaces). The studentship is for a three-year (full-time) or
five-year (part time) project entitled "Investigation into
Structural Analysis and Associated Conservation Support Strategy in
the Display of Large Historic Tapestries and Textiles", to commence
in October 2008.

The project will focus on understanding the degradation and
structural failure of historical tapestries and other large hanging
textiles. This research will develop novel mechanical testing
systems, evaluate the effect of stitching support, and
mathematically model the behaviour of supported and unsupported
tapestries. Through this integrated approach it is hoped that the
predictive modelling of textile properties will be lead to more
effective conservation techniques.

Funding: AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme.

This studentship covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and provides
a maintenance stipend at the UK Research Council minimum level
(UKP12,600 for 2007/8) for each of the three years of study.
Collaborative Research Student award holders also receive an
additional payment of UKP500 per annum. This stipend will be
enhanced by Historic Royal Palaces by an additional UKP1,000 per
annum, giving an overall maintenance allowance of UKP14,100 per
year.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a relevant first degree (usually a
minimum 2.1). This studentship is open to all who can satisfy UK
residency requirements. To be eligible for a full award (i.e.
tuition fees and a maintenance grant), the applicant must be a UK
national, satisfy UK residency requirements, or be a (non-UK) EU
national who has been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the
3-year period immediately preceding the start of the programme, or
other national, who has been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain
(ILTR) by the Home Office. Non-UK EU students who do not fit these
criteria are eligible to apply for a fees-only award.

For more information on the AHRC/EPSRC eligibility criteria,
applicants should consult

    <URL:http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/>

Application Deadline: 20 June 2008
Reference number: PhD/08/CC/02

For further information about the project, please contact:

    Professor Chris Carr
    +44 161 200 4131
    chris.carr<-a t->manchester< . >ac< . >uk

Admissions Contact:

    Postgraduate Team, School of Materials
    +44 161 306 4824
    pg materials<-a t->manchester< . >ac< . >uk

You can apply for this opportunity online quoting the reference
number at

    <URL:http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/>


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