Ten Days on the Island PhD Projects

Type of post: Association news item
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 18 Sep 2019

Social Impact of Ten Days on the Island Festival in Regional Tasmanian Communities or Practice-based Place-Based Events or Practice
The School of Creative Arts and Media, University of Tasmania and Ten Days on the Island are offering fixed-term scholarships for up to 3.5 years for placed based higher degree research (HDR) projects. The PhD or Masters by research projects will be co-designed with Ten Days on The Island’s CEO and Artistic Director to align with the 2021 Festival.

Ten Days on the Island is Tasmania’s state-wide arts festival with headquarters in Burnie, in Tasmania’s north west. focus on First Nations’ arts and culture, families and young people, and socially engaged arts practice. The successful candidates will work closely with the Festival’s executive team and be available to work and connect with communities in regional Tasmania.

We are seeking expressions of interest from applicants with a background in community and cultural development, cultural policy and tourism, to undertake a study of the impact of the Festival in regional Tasmanian communities or from applicants with a professional creative practice in site-specific and place-based events to undertake a practice-based research project.

Expression of Interest Process
Applications are open – closing 31 October, 2019

Step 1: Visit to http://www.utas.edu.au/research/degrees/apply-now to submit an expression of interest form.

Visit https://www.utas.edu.au/research/degrees/available-phd- projects#College_of_Arts_Law_and_Education to view current HDR projects and project criteria

Step 2: Develop a research proposal

You are required to write a concise 1200-1500-word proposal that clearly outlines the research project that you will be undertaking. This should be done in response to the terms outlined for the project, and in consultation with either the Graduate Research Coordinator or potential supervisors. See contact details below.

Step 3: Discuss your intention to apply with the Graduate Research Coordinator or potential supervisors.

Step 4: Contact 2 referees. You are asked to submit 2 names that will act as confidential referees with your application. Ideally these referees will be able to comment on your research ability. It is advised that you forward on a copy of your research proposal to the referee so that they are aware of your proposed project.

Referees will be notified through the automated online application process to submit their reports. Please make sure that your referee is aware that an automatically generated email will be used to notify them of the process.

Step 5: Complete the application process online. Register and return to the application form at http://www.utas.edu.au/research/degrees/apply-now

Further Information and guidelines about developing the Research Proposal Contact:

Dr Steven Carson, Graduate Research Coordinator –School of Creative Arts and Media. Steven.Carson@utas.edu.au or
Dr Jane Woollard, Head of Theatre - School of Creative Arts and Media. Jane.Woollard@utas.edu.au

To be eligible for this scholarship, the successful candidate must commence study in 2019.