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AHRC-funded PhD studentships in Arts and Design 2015

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AHRC-funded PhD studentships in Arts and Design 2015

The University has offered AHRC-funded PhD studentships in Arts and Design since 2004, and since 2008 also as part of a partnership with University of Northumbria.

Each year from 2014 to 2019, PhD studentships in Art and Design are being offered as part of the Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Art and Design

Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Art and Design invites high-quality applications for AHRC-funded PhD studentships starting in October 2015, for PhD study in or across our Art and Design research groups.

We welcome applications in: Design; Fine Art; Applied Arts, Glass and Ceramics; Digital Art, Curating; Visual and Material Culture; and History of Art. Before applying for an AHRC studentship, you should make preliminary enquiries with our subject specialists listed below to assess whether your area of research interest can be supervised and supported within the Northumbria-Sunderland CDT.

Digital Art / Curation: Professor Beryl Graham

Design (Sunderland): Professor Beryl Graham or Dr. Andrew Richardson

Applied Arts / Glass and Ceramics: Dr. Andrew Livingstone

Generic Application Details: Application deadline - Monday 20th April 2015, 12pm. Interviews - Monday 18th May and Tuesday 19th May, 2015.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is the UK funding body for the arts and humanities. Each year the AHRC provides funding from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities. Only applications of the highest quality and excellence are funded. Research supported by this investment provides social and cultural benefits and also contributes to the economic success of the UK. For further information on the AHRC, please see


I’m happy to announce some more opportunities this year for PhD
studentships: This year, in addition to Curating New Media art, we also have
Design opportunities, which can include Curating Design, and Generative/Open
Source subjects. See current students Dani Admiss (former Assistant Curator on Digital Revolution, Barbican) and Liam
 (MA Design RCA). Do feel
free to chat to me informally if you are interested.

Please note that these studentships have some UK residency
requirements - see AHRC's Student Funding Guide pages 92 – 98.





  Beryl Graham
  Dani Admiss