AHRC funding for UK/EU arts and humanities research students-Dance and Performance opportunities

AHRC funding for UK/EU arts and humanities research students
The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. The DTP, a collaboration between De Montfort University and the universities of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Leicester, Birmingham and Birmingham City, provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject-specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career.
The Performance Research Group in the School of Arts at De Montfort University is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:
• Early 20th century dance history
• Contemporary dance, performance and improvisational practices
• Dance of the African diaspora
• Dance and pedagogy in Higher Education
• Live Art
• Text-based theatre of the Renaissance and of the 20th and 21st centuries
• Popular performance histories
• Contemporary performance pedagogy
• Transformations of practice (indicative areas include performance, technology, collaboration, audience-participation etc.)
• Performance philosophy
• Gender, sexuality and performance
• Performer training
• Music and Performance
• Cultural Analysis and Policy
The deadline for AHRC funding applications is 14 January 2015, by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have provided two references to a university within the DTP. For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visit www.midlands3cities.ac.uk or contact enquiries@midlands3cities.ac.uk .
Subject specific enquires:
Dance:   Michael Huxley   mrhuxley@dmu.ac.uk
Drama:      Simon Featherstone: SFeatherstone@dmu.ac.uk
Intermediality and Performance:    Kerry Francksen   KFrancksen@dmu.ac.uk
Arts and Festival Management:   Jennie Jordan   JJordan@dmu.ac.uk