£14,553 Stipend PA for PhD in Arts & Design in University of Dundeee

Project Description

The project will be located within Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary research studio with expertise in design, craft, enterprise and entrepreneurship, smart textiles, human computer interaction, digital futures, curatorial practice, contemporary visual art practice, new media art, information visualisation, art and science collaborations, with a strong international research track record.

The studentship will be under the supervision of Dr. Louise Valentine, Head of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, DJCAD and Professor Sarah Cooper, Head of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group, University of Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will investigate the creative economies and the impact which Craft Scotland, Scotland’s national development agency for craft, has on makers’ practices. It will investigate the longer-term impact of Craft Scotland’s international exhibition programme, which includes showcases, retail and trade shows in Scotland, London and the US, on a maker’s career and Scotland’s creative economy. The project will extend beyond the immediate snapshot feedback collated from these events to offer a longitudinal analysis of their impact on the development of artists’ creative and business practices. It will also consider how makers build successful and sustainable businesses, which add value to the craft sector and contribute to the wider economy.

Applicants invited for interview will be asked to discuss their career portfolio of relevant work and future scenarios for the craft sector.

Funding Notes

Funded by the AHRC through the SGSAH for 3 years full time or 5 years part time study.
Tuition fees at UK/EU rate (£4,195 in 2017/18).
Stipend award at RCUK rates (£14,553 for 2017/18) – for UK students only.
Eligibility: 1st or Upper 2nd Class Undergraduate Degree, or international equivalent and a Masters qualification in a relevant discipline. This studentship is only open to candidates from the UK/EU. You will be required to meet the University of Dundee’s entry language requirements for PhD study.


Applicants should submit a PDF statement of application of their craft, design, business related and-or research experience responding to the aims of the CES project outlined above, copies of original transcripts and degree certificates, a CV and two references.


How to Apply

Please email applications to Fiona Fyffe Lawson, Research Administrator, 

University Link :  Apply Now

Dead Line : Limited Availability – Hurry Up !!!

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