Category Archives: PhD Scholarships

Kingston University PhD Studentships (Dance)

Kingston University PhD Studentships (including Dance)
Kingston University, London
Application deadline: 18th March 2016

Kingston University is pleased to be able to fund up to 10 studentships for students undertaking a PhD at Kingston University beginning in 2016-17.

The competition for these prestigious research studentships is now open to students who wish to study for a full-time PhD at Kingston University. Funding is at Home/EU level only.

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/funding/phd-studentships-2016/

The Department of Dance at Kingston University, London, invites expressions of interest to join our PhD Programme in October 2016.  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
British and European contemporary performance
Interdisciplinary performance practices
Embodiment and somatics
Indian classical dance

If you are interested in developing a research proposal for an application to this funding programme, please send a proposal to Dr Daniela Perazzo Domm for feedback by 4th March 2016. Email: D.Perazzodomm@kingston.ac.uk

Expressions of interest invited AHRC NorthWest Consortium PhD bursaries (Dance, Drama & Performance)

AHRC Doctoral Studentships

North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)

 

Dance, Drama and Performing Arts Pathway: Lancaster University, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, and University of Salford

 

The Dance, Drama and Performing Arts Pathway within the North West Consortium DTP is pleased to  say we are still inviting expressions of interest and applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC Doctoral Studentships for the 2016-17 entry. Staff expertise across our institutions is able to support an enviable range of PhD topics that are at the cutting edge of our field of theatre and performance research:

 

Applied theatre/dance practice; Choreography; Comedy; Contemporary experimental performance practices (including site-specific performance, live art, installation, new media and digital performance); Contemporary British and European theatre & dance; Directing and Dramaturgy; Feminism, theatre & performance; Performance and gaming; Performance and space/place/environment; Performance and science; Political Theatre; Intermediality and adaptation; Popular performance; Practice as research; Theatre history; Theatre and activism.

 

In addition, while students with screen and media interests might choose to apply to the NWCDTP Media and Communications pathway, we welcome applications in the areas of film, radio and television studies. This includes practice-as-research projects in: screenwriting, performance for screen, documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, etc.

 

About the Consortium and the Awards

The Consortium expects to make approximately fifty awards across the whole range of arts and humanities subjects. A small number of these are likely to be for Masters study by candidates who show exceptional potential for doctoral research.

 

Subject to satisfactory progress, these awards will cover:

 

·         Tuition fees at the Home/EU rate.

 

·         Annual maintenance grant of £14,057 (2015/16 rate)

 

Eligibility

 

Candidates must apply for a place on the programme on which they wish to study by 22ndJanuary 2016 in order to be eligible for funding from the NWCDTP.

Due to AHRC funding rules overseas students are not eligible to apply for these awards.

 

Application Process

 

Eligible applicants must complete and submit the NWCDTP funding application by Friday 12thFebruary 2016, 5pm to the institution at which they intend to register. Please note that applicants will not be able to apply for funding unless they have also applied for admission at one of our NWCDTP Institutions.

 

Please also note that candidates must apply to only one of our institutions for NWCDTP funding. For the Dance, Drama and Performing Arts Pathway, this means applying to one of the following: Lancaster University, University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, and University of Salford. Should you require advice on research specialisms offered at each institution please consult our relevant websites and/or contact subject representatives:

 

Professor Elaine Aston (Lancaster) e.aston@lancaster.ac.uk

Professor Stephen Bottoms (Manchester) stephen.bottoms@lancaster.ac.uk

Dr Richard Talbot (Salford) r.talbot@salford.ac.uk

Dr Jane Turner (MMU) j.c.turner@mmu.ac.uk

 

For further information on these awards please contact these individuals and look at the funding application form and guidance: www.nwcdtp.ac.uk

 

Deadline for PhD Applications: 22nd January 2016, 5pm GMT

 

Deadline for AHRC Funding Applications: 12th February 2016 – 5pm GMT

 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 13th April 2016 at the very latest.

For more information on the NWCDTP please visit www.nwcdtp.ac.uk

PhD Scholarships at the University of Exeter

Please find below details of a range of PhD scholarships available for application for entry in September 2016. These offer exciting opportunities for projects in performance, both UK and international, including co-supervision across institutions in the UK and India.

We welcome projects that are either fully written, or undertaken through practice. The Department has excellent state-of-the-art facilities for practical work, including large fully-equipped studies for the use of Drama students only, allowing for great flexibility of practice. Students also have access to a wide range of media equipment and IT facilities, programmes and training to develop skills in multi-media performance, as well as documentation and editing techniques for practical work.

The Department has a long established track record of successful PhD projects in a diverse range of subjects. Doctoral students become part of the research community and culture of the Department, including becoming a member of one of our Research Centres, participating in research seminars, specialist research modules and skills training workshops, as well as the opportunity for teaching experience.  You will also have the opportunity of gaining teaching experience on the undergraduate programme. We have a thriving PhD community, including a large number of international students, and the quality of the research culture in the Department and across the College is a strong feature of Exeter’s reputation.

PhD Scholarship opportunities:

The AHRC South West and Wales DTP
Details for applications for studentships as part of the Creative and Critical Panel of the SWW DTP can be found here: http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/. The deadline for applications is 11th January 2016.

University of Exeter Humanities Graduate School Studentships.
These scholarships are available for both UK/EU and International students. The deadline for UK/EU students is 31st January 2016, and for International students is 17th April 2016. Details can be found here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2031

Exeter/NIAS studentship
This is a unique opportunity to become part of an exciting and dynamic split-site PhD programme with co-supervision in the Department of Drama in the University of Exeter, and the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore, India. This offers great opportunities for PhD studies in a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas. The collaboration between the two institutions, each with diverse yet complementary research profiles, allows for in-depth study in two countries with academic experts in relevant fields in both places, thus enhancing the experience of undertaking PhD study. The scholarship is available to UK, EU and international students. The deadline for applications is 17th April 2016, and details can be found here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2041

If you would like to discuss a proposal for a scholarship, please do contact me: J.J.Daboo@exeter.ac.uk

Final call for AHRC Doctoral Studentships (PhD.) in Dance at Kingston University 

For UK and EU students through the TECHNE Partnership 

Kingston internal application deadline: 8th January 2016

The Department of Dance at Kingston University, London, invites expressions of interest to join our PhD Programme in October 2016.  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

British and European contemporary performance

Interdisciplinary performance practices

Embodiment and somatics

Indian classical dance

If you are interested in developing a research proposal for an application to this scheme, please send a proposal to me directly for feedback before 11th December 2015:

 j.hall@kingston.ac.uk 

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’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:

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/funding/ahrc-studentships/

For more information about TECHNE:

http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/techne/how-to-apply-for-a-techne-ahrc-studentship

PhD Studentships at the University of Surrey

PhD Studentships (AHRC and internal)

Department of Theatre & Dance, University of Surrey

 

Research environment

The School of Arts provides research opportunities across a broad range of interconnected subject areas in its Departments of Music & Media and Theatre & Dance, including dance, digital arts, music, theatre and sound recording. We cater for practice-based and academic study within a research environment distinguished by methodological innovation and intellectual pluralism. Facilities include studios, rehearsal rooms, a 200-seat theatre, a gallery, digital media labs, high-quality recording facilities and extensive archives.

 

Key research areas include (organised by research centres):

Bodies in Performance

  • Choreography
  • Dance theatre
  • Performer Training
  • Performing Shakespeare

 

Contemporary Performance and Material Cultures

  • Theatre, trauma and crisis
  • Immersion, participation and labour
  • Scenography and costume
  • Place, site and performance

 

Performance Philosophy

  • Deleuze and performance
  • Performance as philosophy
  • Rancière and neoliberal aesthetics
  • Shakespeare and Phenomenology

 

The School of Arts houses specialists with a range of interdisciplinary interests. Learn more about our staff at:http://www.surrey.ac.uk/schoolofarts/people/complete_staff_list/index.htm

 

Research degrees overview
Our research degrees in performing arts prepare you for success at each stage of your PhD project development. The structure is designed to provide intensive graduate preparation for a future career and is suitable for either part-time or full-time candidates. Completion of the programme entails submission of a thesis, the submission of practice if undertaking a practice-based PhD, and an oral viva with external examiners. Our research programmes are:

  • PhD in Dance
  • PhD in Digital Media Arts
  • PhD in Performance
  • PhD in Theatre

 

Supervision is offered by staff across our department; including Theatre & Performance, Dance and the Guildford School of Acting (GSA).

 

PhD students in all programmes in the School of Arts can expect three levels of research training:

  1. University-level training provided by the Postgraduate Skills Development Programme and the University Library, including a PhD induction, workshops on writing skills and preparation for the confirmation and viva. There is also an annual student-led University Postgraduate conference.
  2. School-level training is offered in the form of interdisciplinary seminars, reading groups, visiting speaker events and conferences.
  3. Students will also receive subject-specific training that will vary depending on their programme. You may participate in research “intensives”, featuring formal presentations of work by students, keynote seminars, study groups on current themes in Arts research, and research skills training sessions. You may meet regularly for debate and discussion and participate in annual formal presentations of research.

 

Entry requirements
For all our research degrees in performing arts, entry is on the basis of a good honours degree and usually an MA in a relevant arts subject or appropriate professional experience. Candidates submitting proposals that include practice-based research will be required to evidence appropriate experience and expertise in the relevant area of practice. Students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, are subsequently confirmed as having PhD status. Non-native speakers of English are required to have IELTS 6.5 or above. Auditions will be held for entry to some programmes. Please see online for further details.

 

Studentship opportunities – October 2016 entry

Deadline for Studentship application 4pm 12 January 2016

Further information

For full programme information and information on how to apply, please visit:
www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate

 

If you have any questions or queries about the funding schemes, please contact Dr. Tom Armstrong (Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Arts) at: t.armstrong@surrey.ac.uk

PhD Studentships in Dance at Coventry University

Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) – Coventry University

PhD Studentships – for start January 2016

C-DaRE is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a number of fully funded full-time PhD Studentships available for highly motivated postgraduates wanting to undertake research from January 2016. We welcome applications that propose topics that align with one of our research themes and which explore different methodological approaches, including practice-as-research:

  • Dance documentation
  • Experimental choreographic practices
  • Choreographic practice with reference to political, social and economic conditions
  • Performing the (dance) archive
  • Creative coding and dance (material, design and form)
  • Screendance
  • Dance and collective trauma from the 19thcentury to the present day
  • Dance dramaturgy
  • Somatic practices in performance, somatics and cultural context, and the impact of digital technologies on the soma.
  • Transcultural and intercultural identity in dance
  • Improvisation
  • Dance and wellbeing
  • Dance and cultural studies
  • Inclusive dance practices and pedagogy within the professional dance environment

Applicants will need to complete the application form and submit a covering letter together with a 2000-word expansion of the proposed topic that addresses one of the research themes above.

To apply online, please visit: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-students/how-to-apply/

Applications are welcomed from home/EU and international students.

Closing date for applications – November 30 2015.

If you would like to discuss any of these opportunities please contact Sarah Whatley on s.whatley@coventry.ac.uk

AHRC PhD studentships in Dance at Roehampton

AHRC Studentships (PhD) in Dance available at the University of Roehampton for UK and EU students through the
TECHNE Partnership (application deadline February 7, 2016)

The Department of Dance at the University of Roehampton invites expressions of interest to join our PhD Programme. We are interested in all genres of dance practised within and beyond Britain. All fields of Dance Studies are welcome but we would be especially interested in hearing from potential candidates on the following topics:

Contemporary Performance
Dance Ethnography
Dance and Community Arts
Dance and Health
Dance, Gender and Sexuality
Dance Histories
Philosophy of Dance
Practice-led Research
Choreography and Cross Disciplinary Practices
Popular and Social Dance
Ballet
Choreomusical analysis
Dance Analysis
Dance and Visual Culture
Dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage

A list of current research students and potential supervisors in the Dance Department can be found at the Centre for Dance Research website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Research-Centres/Centre-for-Dance-Research/

Key Dates:

Student TECHNE Open evening, November 4, 2015, 5:30-7:30 (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-roehampton-techne-studentship-open-evening-tickets-19186587600. Attendees can register for the event via the Eventbrite link or RSVP via TECHNE@roehampton.ac.uk).

Expressions of interest requested by December 1, 2015

Roehampton internal deadline for submission of application drafts to proposed supervisors by January 8, 2016

The University of Roehampton 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’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.

At Roehampton, we cover a broad range of subjects in the arts and humanities, and we have the research expertise to supervise in most of the subject areas covered by TECHNE. For further information on how to apply for TECHNE studentships please go to: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Courses/Graduate-School/TECHNE-AHRC-Studentships/

For dance specific enquiries: contact Dr Stacey Prickett, Research Degrees Convener (s.prickett@roehampton.ac.uk); 020 8392 3371

Graduate School at Roehampton: GraduateSchool@roehampton.ac.uk, tel: 020 8392 3619, TECHNE at Roehampton: TECHNE@roehampton.ac.uk

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 

Kingston internal application deadline: 8th January 2016

The Department of Dance at Kingston University, London, invites expressions of interest to join our PhD Programme in October 2016.  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

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’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:

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/funding/ahrc-studentships/

For more information about TECHNE:

http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/techne/how-to-apply-for-a-techne-ahrc-studentship

If you are interested in developing a research proposal for an application to this scheme, please contact me directly: j.hall@kingston.ac.uk

PhD Interdisciplinary Scholarship for 2016 (international applications close Sep 30)

The scholarship, international applications close September 30th.

http://www.utas.edu.au/research/graduate-research/future-students/how-to-apply

Title:

Dr Dorita Hannah: Professor of Interdisciplinary Architecture, Art & Design

DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS 2016 in Spatial, Performing & Visual Arts

 

Type:

Living allowance scholarship. One scholarship is available to support doctoral research under the supervision of Dr Dorita Hannah, Professor of Interdisciplinary Architecture, Art and Design, in an area of existing and emerging research strength within the University of Tasmania’s School of Architecture & Design as well as the Tasmanian College of the Arts with a start date of 2016

 

Value & Duration:

This scholarship includes fees and provides $25,849 pa (2015 rate) living allowance for 3 years, with a possible 6-month extension.

 

Closing date:

31 October 2015.

 

The Research Project: All excellent proposals will be considered, but preferential consideration will be given to the following areas of current research;

  • Event-Space: Theatre Architecture and Cultural Environments
  • Emerging Interdisciplinary Processes in the Practice of Spatial, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Performance Design & Design Performativity
  • Curatorial Practices: Installations, Exhibitions and Social Engagement in Public Art
  • Performative Territories: approaches to (sub)urban and wilderness environments
  • AnthropoScenes
  • Online/Offline Platforms: technologies, media and globalisation
  • What and Where is Public Space?
  • Performances of Terror and 21st-century Spatiality
  •       Scenography/Theatre Design: Setting, Costumes and/or Mediality
  • Politics and Practices of Embodiment: including fashioning and feasting

While pursuing research under supervision of academic staff, recipients of the scholarship will also be expected to contribute fully to the emerging interdisciplinary research culture of UTAS’ Creative Exchange Institute (CXI), engaging with graduate modules, critical and reflective practice, and research-driven seminars, symposia, conferences and publications.

 

 

Eligibility:

The following eligibility criteria apply to this scholarship:

  • The scholarship is open to Australian (domestic) candidates and to International candidates.
  • The PhD must be undertaken on a full-time basis.
  • Applicants must already have been awarded a first class Honours degree or hold equivalent qualifications or relevant and substantial research experience in an appropriate sector.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong research and analytical skills.

 

Candidates should have:

  • A primary degree in a performing, spatial or visual arts discipline.
  • An established area of research interest, demonstrated either through having a research degree or through a record of publications and other activity in the area.
  • The ability to complete a PhD programme within a 4 year time frame
  • Applicants to the PhD track are expected to have completed a research Masters degree.
  • The capacity to contribute to the teaching programmes, the research culture and the broader academic missions of the School of Architecture & Design and/or College of Arts.

 

 
Application Process:

E.g. Applicants should complete the Application for Admission and Scholarship for Higher Degree Research Candidature form (see How to Apply on the Graduate Research Future Students Page ) and indicate in Section 9 Scholarship Support that you wish to be considered for a living allowance scholarship.

 

More information:

Please contact Research.ABL@utas.edu.au for more information.