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Industry:Creative
Contract Type:Other
Salary or training bursary: Stipend of £17,825 per annum plus fees and plus available top-up of £550 per annum
Company:National Theatre
Location:London
Eligibility:
Open to all
Apply by:05/02/2021 - 17:00

Collaborative Doctoral Awards

Calling all doctorial students! Don't miss this exciting studentship...

Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) provide funding for doctoral students to work on a project in collaboration with an organisation outside higher education. They are intended to encourage and develop collaboration and partnerships and to provide opportunities for doctoral students to gain first-hand experience of work outside the university environment.  They enhance the employment-related skills and training available to the research student during the course of the award. Collaborative Doctoral Awards are not only a route into academia but also provide hands-on work experience in the cultural sector and transferrable skills.

The studentship includes a stipend at the Research Council UK Home/ EU rate (£17,825 per annum 2020/21 rates) plus fees for three and half years. The awarded candidate will also be entitled to a £550 per annum stipend top-up.  Studentships can be either full or part-time. As a LAHP student, the successful candidate will have full access to the LAHP Doctoral Training Partnership development activities and networking opportunities, joining a cohort of about 90 students per year.

About the Project

  • This collaborative doctoral project between the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Theatre’s Black Plays Archive (BPA) will generate an original account of the development of post-colonial British nationhood from the 1960s to the 1980s, rooted in the now mainly unknown plays of Earl Lovelace, Mustapha Matura and Dennis Scott
  • The project will retrieve a Caribbean strand of Black British playwriting that is now usually overlooked. It will also develop a critique of accounts of British national identity that over-emphasise whiteness and fail to account for the nation’s colonial construction through the exemplary case of the economic structures, racialised relations and lived experiences of British-Caribbean plantation societies, that were fundamental to the nation and yet positioned outside it
  • Using the work of Lovelace, Matura, and Scott to develop a reparative history of the multiple cultural translations that constituted Britishness in its colonial phase will also enable the student to critically interrogate methodological nationalism and reframe contemporary Britain as what Stuart Hall called a ‘post-national’ society
  • The studentship will bring this historical and theoretical work into direct dialogue with Black British publics, generating impacts on the cultural self-understanding of those who still live as racialised subjects within the post-imperial nostalgia of contemporary British culture

Eligibility

  • Applicants must meet the eligibility and residency criteria
  • LAHP studentships are open to UK and international students who meet the residency requirements as detailed on the UKRI Guidance document on EU and International eligibility
  • Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, and a Masters-level qualification or equivalent which meets AHRC requirements for research training
  • Applicants with relevant work/professional experience who are considering doing a PhD are also encouraged to apply
  • Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, and a Masters-level qualification or equivalent which meets AHRC requirements for research training
  • Applicants with relevant work/professional experience who are considering doing a PhD are also encouraged to apply

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.


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