- UK/EU/International: UK and EU
- Type of project: Competition funded PhD projects
- Funding type: External sponsor
- Value: WRoCAH funded Collaborative Doctoral Award between Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds and Leeds Film
- Number of awards: 1
- Deadline: 9 January 2019
- Professor Stephanie Dennison,Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds
Mr Alex King, Programme Manager, Leeds Film
- Project description:
This project seeks to break new ground by enabling a student to carry out an analysis on independent film exhibition in Leeds informed by both academic scholarship and practical experience of a series of regional film initiatives under the umbrella of Leeds Film. Such an analysis will fill a significant gap in cultural memory within the city: despite Leeds’ link with film innovator Louis le Prince and early movie making, and despite currently having the largest number of DIY film exhibitions in the UK, very few discussions of film in Leeds appear in literature, academic or otherwise.
An Analysis of the History of Independent Film Exhibition in Leeds
Strong applicants will have a good first degree in an appropriate subject, as well as a Master’s degree or professional experience relevant to the scope of the project. Please note that all applicants should meet the AHRC’s academic criteria and residency requirements (http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/2019-cda/).
How to apply
STAGE 1 - Applicants must apply for a place of study
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130206/applying/91/applying_for_research_degrees, clearly stating to which project you wish to apply, by the deadline given below.
To assess your academic ability to undertake three years of independent research you may be required to provide the following evidence:
•Project Statement (a two-page statement that conveys your motivation and enthusiasm for the project and demonstrate your suitability for the intended study)
•Transcripts of marks for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees plus certificates where available
•Two academic references http://ses.leeds.ac.uk/download/1484/reference_template-research_degrees from referees who will be able to provide their references by the deadline for Stage 1
•IELTS Certificate (if applicable)
Interviews will then take place to select a suitable candidate on 14th January 2019
STAGE 2 - Apply for funding to WRoCAH
Candidates selected after Stage 1 then liaise with the project supervisory team to submit a WRoCAH studentship application via the WRoCAH online application form by the 5pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019 deadline.
NB: Candidates who have been unsuccessful in Phase One can submit a separate WRoCAH application as a non-CDA applicant.