I have been trying to find a PhD supervisor for this project, with limited success so far. Two universities are interested UCL/Birkbeck/Ravensbourne as a jointly supervised PhD and Kingston University, but both have said re-apply next year as either the willing supervisors need some of their existing cohort to qualify first, or they do not have an appropriate supervisor at present.
So I applied for the Mead Fellowship to undertake an independent project.
Usually there are about 30-40 applications for the Mead Fellowship with 2 being awarded after a three stage selection process. I am waiting to see whether my project makes the first cut. Fingers crossed.