AHRC Studentships for PhDs in Dance – TECHNE scheme – Kingston University

AHRC Studentships (PhD) in Dance 

KIngston University, London 

for UK and EU students through the TECHNE Partnership 

(application deadline: 7th February 2015)

The Department of Dance at Kingston University, London invites expressions of interest to join our PhD Programme.  Applications from all areas of Dance Studies are welcome but we would be especially interested in hearing from potential candidates on the following topics:

Popular, social and vernacular dance practices

Dance and identity

Dance education

Dance analysis

British and European contemporary performance

Interdisciplinary performance practices

Embodiment and somatics

Indian classical dance

Kingston University, London is pleased to be a member of TECHNE, a Consortium of seven institutions in London and the South-East that form an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). Over five years (2014-2019), the TECHNE Consortium will fund approximately 176 PhD studentships for outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers across the partner institutions.

TECHNE is comprised of seven academic partner institutions: Royal Holloway University of London (co-ordinator), University of Roehampton, Brighton University, Kingston University, Royal College of Art, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London; and 13 cultural partner organisations: Museum of London, Cultural Capital Exchange, Science Museum, Barbican, National Maritime Museum, Natural History Museum, British Film Institute (BFI), Drawing Room, Rose Theatre, English PEN, Victoria & Albert Museum, Brighton Festival, and Wired Sussex.

TECHNE’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life. Students will benefit from a diversity of training opportunities and be able to draw on supervisory expertise from across the Consortium. The name ‘TECHNE’ in reference to the Greek term for craft – it will create a new model for collaborative research skills training for PhD students.

For further information on how to apply for TECHNE studentships at Kingston University, London please go to:


For more information about TECHNE:


For dance specific enquiries please contact Dr Joanna Hall, Postgraduate Research Co-ordinator, j.hall@kingston.ac.uk