THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. AHRC NWCDTP FUNDED PHD RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY COLLBORATIVE DOCTORAL AWARD WITH SCHOOL OF ARTS, LANGUAGES AND CULTURES (UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER) AND COMMUNITY ARTS NORTH WEST (CAN)

Type of award

Studentship

Principal investigator

Dr Alison Jeffers

Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Value

  Home/EU fees at the standard RCUK rate; maintenance allowance of c.£15 000 pa (based on 2019-20 rate).

Specified use

Home fees and maintenance.

Tenable period

3 years subject to satisfactory progress.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

There is 1 studentship available.

Funding provider

This award is internal.

AHRC NWCDTP

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available in all subject areas across the University.

Academic requirements

 An undergraduate degree at first/upper second-class level; Master's degree in theatre or another suitable subject at a minimum of merit.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.

Other eligibility criteria

Informal meeting 9th January 2020, 11-12.30, Conference Room, C1.18, Graduate School, University of Manchester https://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/study/graduate-school/

  • find out more about the award and what would be involved
  • qualifications and residency requirements needed to apply
  • ¿ application process

No need to book but email and let us know if you'll be attending. Please note that attendance at this event is not essential for an application.

Application procedure

  Applicants should email the following by 17 February, 2020 at 5pm GMT
  • Academic CV (max. 2 pages) including two named referees (one of whom should be your most recent academic tutor/supervisor)
  • Copy of first degree and Master's degree transcripts (or anticipated grade if applicable)
  • Letter of application (max. 2 pages) outlining suitability for the studentship and how you anticipate approaching the research. This should include proposed research questions and suggested methodology. This can be guided by the questions below but feel free to interpret this according to your own interests.

The successful candidate will be required to submit an online application. Full details: https://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/applying/

Application form

Closing date

17 Feb 2020

17 February 2020

Additional information

  Provisional research questions
  • What is the range, scope and ambition of performing arts practices carried out by refugee heritage artists in the UK? What opportunities are available and what are the barriers for refugee heritage artists who want to develop their work? How do refugee heritage artists experience and navigate cultural and creative practices in the UK?
  • How do refugee heritage artists understand and articulate their practice in relation to their experiences of making art in the UK? What, if any, effect does their legal status have on the work that they make and the ways that they think about and understand their work?
  • How do refugee heritage artists understand and communicate their work when the very terminologies used to discuss it are difficult and contested?

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