Hunterian Associates Programme

Following the success of its first two years, The Hunterian Associates Programme was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Award in Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers. The range of projects has continued to grow, as has the reach across diverse disciplines at the University.  HAP 2017 -19  saw the completion of 9 projects (see navigation bar). These and previous projects are also listed alpahabetically at Hunterian Associates projects A-Z.

HAP 2020 is open for applications until the submission deadline 20 March 2020.  For full information and to apply, download the HAP 2020 Application Form.

In a new development this year, The Hunterian is offering three research themes relevant to imminent or future Hunterian projects, which may be chosen by applicants as the focus of their HAP proposal. Hunterian-Led research themes 2020.

Anyone wishing to discuss the application process or connecting their research in any way with The Hunterian, can do so by contacting Ruth FletcherSearching our collections online is a good way to start your exploration


‌‌‌‌About the Programme

Recognised as a Collection of National Significance to Scotland, The Hunterian provides an inventive platform for postgraduate researchers to share their expert knowledge and to develop their skills through meaningful public engagement and knowledge exchange activities.

By proposing creative ways to present their ideas to the wider public, Hunterian Associates are able to broaden their perspectives on their own research, while also bringing the collections to new audiences.  Associate projects might last from 12 - 24 months depending on the planned activities as agreed with The Hunterian. 

‌Project outputs might include gallery talks and tours, podcasts focusing on particular artefacts, web-based exhibitions, interpretive performance, or any other form that engages with the public effectively.  



Ruth Fletcher, Education Manager, The Hunterian

Telephone: 0141 330 6660

Images from top:
Mona O'Brien, "Pox and Prejudice" HAP 2016; Ruth Turner, "Objects of Reminiscence", HAP 2015; Jade Scott,"Hunting Rebels", HAP 2014