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PhD Studentship for Home/EU Students at Courtauld Institute of Art and Tate in UK, 2018

Tate and the Courtauld Institute of Art are delighted to offer PhD studentship from eligible candidates for a full-time collaborative programme funded for 3 years by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to commence in October 2018.

The proposed doctoral research aims to break new ground in the understanding of 1990s art and networks in the former USSR, the Soviet satellite countries and former Yugoslavia by studying the effects of the internet on creative developments in countries with little institutional support for contemporary art.

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Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications close: May 29, 2018
  • Course Level: Studentship is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Net Art East: Post-Socialist Artists’ Networks and New Media.
  • ScholarshipAward: The studentship is funded through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme, and includes tuition fees up to the standard Home/EU amount and an annual maintenance grant. Note that overseas students are not eligible for AHRC awards (except under specific circumstances) and EU students need to assess whether they are eligible for fees and maintenance or fees only. Details of current maintenance and fee rates can be found on the Current Research Awards page on the AHRC website. The AHRC doctoral award does not include funds for travel but please note that the student will be able to apply for external grants that would help to enable travel in the region.
  • Nationality: Available to Home/EU students
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This studentship is available to Home/EU students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have met the following criteria:

The institute invites applications from candidates with a strong academic background in the modern art associated with Eastern Europe or net art, archival skills and a clear and engaging research proposal that can be developed through the available research supervision. The candidate must have an excellent command of English, both spoken and written, and it would be advantageous to have a good knowledge of one or more other languages. The candidate should show evidence of an ability to write about artworks for a specialist and for non-specialist audiences in an engaging and accessible way. Successful applicants are expected to have a good first degree (at least 2.1, or international equivalent) in a relevant field of humanities, and have obtained, or are currently working towards a Master’s degree at Merit or Distinction level or international equivalent.

English Language Requirements: The candidate must have an excellent command of English, both spoken and written, and it would be advantageous to have a good knowledge of one or more other languages.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply:  Applications should be made by email to [email protected] at The Courtauld Institute of Art and should include the following documents as electronic attachments:

  • A covering letter, stating why you are applying for this particular collaborative opportunity and why you think your academic interests qualify you for this award
    • A research proposal of up to 1,000 words (max.)
    • A curriculum vitae
    • A transcript of your qualifications to date (and anticipated results if still studying for an MA)
    • If relevant, proof of English language proficiency
    • A writing sample (e.g. MA essay or dissertation; images may be omitted if the document is too large otherwise to send by email)
    • Contact details for two referees
    Please ensure the files are labelled as follows: ‘surname, first name, application component’ (e.g. writing sample/CV).

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