ESRC White Rose DTC Associated Studentship

University of Leeds - School of Media and Communication

ESRC White Rose DTC Associated Studentship

School of Media and Communication

Session 2016-17 - Closing Date Extended to 31 October 2016

The application form and eligibility criteria can be found at:

Project:  The Role of Arts and Culture in Sustainable Prosperity

Awards provide fees and maintenance at standard Research Council Rates (£14,296 in Session 2016/17) for eligible applicants.

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) launched in January 2016. One ESRC WR DTC Associated Studentship (under the supervision of Professor Kate Oakley) is available for PhD study in the role of arts and culture in sustainable prosperity, commencing in January 2017. The ESRC WR DTC Associated Studentship will provide academic fees and a maintenance grant at standard Research Council rates, for a period of three years and is open to both home and EU applicants. The closing date has been extended to 31 October 2016.

The range of possible topics in this area is wide but we are particularly interested in receiving applications that look at the role of cultural work as ‘good work,’ the role of culture and the arts in communicating understandings of sustainable prosperity, cultural regeneration and gentrification, and the development of alternative cultural work models (e.g. co-operatives). Applications that take a spatial approach to these issues are particularly welcomed. The precise methodology will depend on how the research questions are framed, but it is anticipated that the research will be empirical and involve contact with practitioners or policymakers. There are extensive, well-established networks which the researcher will be able to access and there are also opportunities for joint activities with the other CUSP-affiliated PhD students. Applicants must first submit a PhD application form and be in receipt of a Student ID Number and then complete the ESRC WR DTC Application Form. Early development of a full proposal is strongly recommended and required for the scholarship application.

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