- UK/EU/International: UK and EU
- Type of project: Competition funded PhD projects
- Funding type: External sponsor
- Value: Full-time AHRC Competition Studentships for doctoral research are 3 years in duration (or 5 years part time). Awards are subject to satisfactory academic progress. Awards must be taken up in October 2019. No deferrals are possible. Awards will comprise UK/EU fees at Research Council rates and, for eligible students, a maintenance grant (£14,777 in 2017/8).
- Number of awards: 1
- Deadline: Stage 1 - Thursday 29th November
Dr Kara McKechnie (School of Performance and Cultural Industries)
Prof Jonathan Pitches (School of Performance and Cultural Industries)
Mr Rod Dixon (Red Ladder)
Chris Lloyd (Red Ladder)
- Project description:
This practice-led research project interrogates the place, function and efficacy of contemporary dramaturgy in the production of radical theatre in Yorkshire. It seeks to expand understandings of the role of the Dramaturg and embed these in a long-standing theatre company with a history of radicalism in the region: Red Ladder. It will provide the first longitudinal ethnography of the function, impact and critical agency of dramaturgy in small scale theatre in the UK, where currently its value is under-researched and its capacity under-utilised. Its findings will impact directly on the company as well as on small-scale theatre in Yorkshire.
You can see full details of the project in the application guidance.
Researching Radicalism in the North: Embedding New Modes of Dramaturgical Research at Red Ladder Theatre
Strong applicants will have a good first degree in an appropriate subject, as well as a Master’s degree and professional experience relevant to the scope of the project (or experience of belonging to a collaborative team). Please note that all applicants should meet the AHRC’s academic criteria and residency requirements See - http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/2019-cda/
How to apply
Please note that the selection of Collaborative Doctoral Award applicants is a two stage process:
Applicants must apply for a place of study clearly stating to which project you wish to apply, by the 29th November.
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.