Tate hosts a growing number of doctoral students engaged in research at Tate. Students work at Tate in a variety of ways, gaining professional experience and contributing their ideas and knowledge to Tate’s programmes and projects.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Tate Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme offers fully funded studentships for study towards a Doctoral degree. Successful candidates are jointly supervised by subject specialists at both their Higher Education Institute (HEI) and at one of the 25 museums, libraries, archives or heritage organisations that make up the CDP Consortium.

Tate has up to three AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) studentships to allocate each year. Details of new awards are advertised on this website and elsewhere in the spring of each year.


Proposing new studentships

This year’s competition is currently closed for expressions of interest. This page will be updated with further information as opportunities arise in 2025. If you have any queries about the studentships programme at Tate, please email studentships@tate.org.uk.

Past studentships

See a list of projects by past collaborative doctoral students at Tate, ordered chronologically by year of commencement.

Further information about Collaborative Doctoral Partnership studentships is available on the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships website.

To discuss possible research collaborations or projects with Tate, please email studentships@tate.org.uk.

Current studentships

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