Vacancy with funding: Venice Biennale 18-19 – Steward Fellowship deadline 12 Jan 2018

Dear School of Arts Student,

The School of Arts at Birkbeck is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to all current students. We are inviting applications for two Steward-Research Fellowships at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, running between 26 May and 25 November 2018. A background in architecture or architectural history is not a pre-requisite. These are part funded by the British Council, and by the School of Arts. The successful candidates will be responsible for making their own travel, accommodation and insurance arrangements, but will be given a grant of £1600 for the month towards these and other expenses.

The successful candidates will work four days per week as an invigilator in the British Pavilion. Their remaining time will be used for study and research around the biennale theme, Freespace, which describes a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture’s agenda, focusing on the quality of space itself. Students may wish to use this opportunity to contribute to an existing project or a dissertation – but there is no obligation to do so.

Applications are due by 5pm on 12 January 2018.

Please see the attached guidelines for further information and links:

Application Form

Application Guidelines

Statement by Farrell and McNamara

Venice Fellowships Introduction

British Council announcement

 

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Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2018 – Open for entries (deadline 26 Feb 2018)

The Burlington Magazine is now accepting entries for the Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2018, and am writing to ask whether it would be possible to distribute the call for entries to your students.

The aim of the Prize is to discover and encourage emerging young writers on contemporary art, with the winner receiving £1,000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in the Magazine. Our guest judges are the former Director of Camden Arts Centre, Jenni Lomax and the artist Fiona Banner. The deadline for submissions is Monday 26 February 2018.

Previous winners have included both undergraduate and postgraduate students (age cap is 35 years old), and all have gone on to work in the arts, continuing to write for the Magazine and holding significant curatorial positions at institutions such as Tate Modern and the Barbican in London.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 26 February 2018
The winner of the £1,000 Prize will be announced in May 2018

Please find attached for further information.

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Bursary: Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 – Application Deadline 30 November 17

Last year, the Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 offered its first ever bursary to an early career researcher, independent scholar or PhD student who was a member of the Group to “support research in any aspect of women’s studies in the period 1558-1837”.  

The bursary was very popular, and so this year they are pleased to be able to offer it again, but this time to make two awards, the first of £500 and the second of £250.  

The money will be paid on presentation of receipts and the winners will be expected to give a paper at a WSG seminar the following year, or, if based abroad, write a report for the WSG website.

The grant may be awarded for a new or continuing interdisciplinary or single-discipline project.  The deadline for applications is November 30th 2017.  Applicants will be notified of the outcome by January 2018.

For further information on the Women’s Studies Group, membership, and an application form see: https://womensstudiesgroup.org

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2017-18 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship: Deadline January 5, 2018

2017-18 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship: Deadline January 5, 2018

Beginning Fall 2017, this fellowship is being administered and housed at the University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA).

2017-18 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship

Deadline: 5pm, Friday, January 5, 2018

The Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Research Fellowship supports travel for the purpose of conducting research using the papers of feminist science fiction authors housed in the UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives. For more information on these collections, which includes the papers of Ursula K. Le Guin, visit:
http://researchguides.uoregon.edu/c.php?g=431653&p=2944560

Applications for short-term research fellowships will be accepted from undergraduates, master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and college and university faculty at every rank, as well as independent scholars working in feminist science fiction.

Up to $2,000 in fellowship support will be awarded for use within one year of award notification.

For complete information and application requirements, visit: https://library.uoregon.edu/special-collections/le-guin-fellowship

Submit applications to: Linda Long, Curator of Manuscripts, llong@uoregon.edu.

The Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is sponsored by the University of Oregon Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives and the UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS).

Find more information about the Le Guin Fellowship on the UO SCUA website and/or contact Linda Long, Manuscripts Librarian.

 

Apply for the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship

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Funding – Venice Art Biennale 2017: Steward-Research Fellowships – deadline 31 May 2017

 

Venice Art Biennale 2017: Steward-Research Fellowships

29 October – 26 November 2017  

The School of Arts at Birkbeck is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to all its students. We are inviting applications for two Steward-Research Fellowships at the Venice Art Biennale 2017, running from 29 October until 26 November. These are part funded by the British Council, and by the School of Arts. The successful candidates will be responsible for making their own travel, accommodation and insurance arrangements, but will be given a grant of £1600 for the month towards these and other expenses.

We are inviting applications from all current students in the School of Arts, from Certificate level through to PhD, and from across the Departments of English and Humanities, History of Art, Cultures and Languages, and Film, Media and Cultural Studies.

However, applicants must be able to state on their application form that they would NOT have to miss any taught components of their programme of study, by taking up a Fellowship from late October through to late November 2017. This does mean that the majority of students on undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees will be ineligible. We envisage this opportunity being most suitable for MPhil/PhD students as a result. However, we do anticipate continuing this relationship with the British Council in future years, and hope to make future tours available in the vacation periods, and summer term.

The successful candidates will work four days per week as an invigilator in the British Pavilion. Their remaining time will be used for study and research around the biennale theme, Viva Arte Viva. Students may wish to use this opportunity to contribute to an existing project or a dissertation – but there is no obligation to do so.

For full information about the fellowships, criteria and the application form, please see the website:

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/research/research-bursaries-studentships-funding/venice-art-biennale-2017-steward-research-fellowships

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 31 May 2017.

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£200 Grant for Research Students: The Ruskin Society – deadline 1 May 2017

The Ruskin Society is able to offer a grant of £200 to graduate students organizing an event related to the life, work, or legacy of John Ruskin. A single award will be made to an event taking place before 8 February 2018. To apply, please send an application of no more than 500 words describing the event and giving an outline budget of how you would use the grant. Please include details of the organizers and their academic affiliations.

Applications should be emailed to a.saunders@theruskinsociety.com by 1 May 2017.

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Gender and Medieval Studies Student Essay Prize 2016: deadline 21 November 2016

Gender and Medieval Studies Student Essay Prize 2016

The Gender and Medieval Studies Group offers a postgraduate student essay prize, which is awarded at the GMS conference in January each year. The competition is open to students at all levels including those who will be completing their degree in the coming year.

Essays should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length (including notes) and should engage with questions of gender and/or sexuality in the Middle Ages. Essays should follow a recognised academic referencing system (such as MHRA), should include a bibliography and all images should be captioned.

Submissions from postgraduates working within any discipline in the field are encouraged.

The prize gives free registration to the GMS conference (held every January at a different UK institution) for two years (2017 and 2018) and a contribution towards UK travel costs to the conference. In 2017 the conference will be on Gender, Places, Spaces, Thresholds and will be held at Canterbury, Christchurch University (12th-15th January).

The winning essay will also be considered for publication in the academic journal Medieval Feminist Forum, run by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS).

There may be years when no prize is awarded, depending upon submissions in any given year.

Electronic submissions should be submitted to Isabel Davis (i.davis@bbk.ac.uk) by November 21st 2016.

To keep up-to-date on the GMS conference series, please subscribe to the listserv address:  GMS-LIST@jiscmail.ac.uk or follow the link on the GMS homepage.

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London Renaissance Seminar: Internship 16-17 deadline 5 August 2016

London Renaissance Seminar: Research Internships

The London Renaissance Seminar invites postgraduate students at Birkbeck to apply for two research internships 2016-17. These internships are open to all postgraduate students at Birkbeck.

The London Renaissance Seminar hosts and organises a variety of events from half-day symposia to lectures, larger conferences and single lectures. Most events are open to audiences. Anyone with an interest in the Renaissance is welcome to attend. Seminars are usually held in the School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square.

The internship is open to all postgraduate students at Birkbeck and is likely to be particularly rewarding for those working in a historical or literary field in the early modern period. The postholders will (a) have a shared budget of £325 to fund a research-led event of their choice for the LRS, and (b) to participate in steering and above all maintaining the Seminar during the academic year 2016-17. Thus interns will liaise with event organisers at Birkbeck and beyond, work with members of the Steering Committee, ensure the website is up to date, advertise the seminar, liaise with projects (such as the Marston project)

The internships are planned to commence in October 2016 and end in July 2017 (there may be some flexibility). The successful candidates will be working on a postgraduate degree, have some prior research experience and be familiar with early modern texts and ideas.

The research intern’s responsibilities include:

  • Devising, planning, scheduling, advertising and delivering an LRS event using the assigned budget: either one event co-organised or two smaller events. Event to be held in 2016-17. This may include planning of the LRS strand for the Renaissance Society of America conference 2018.
  • Advertising upcoming LRS and Shakespeare Conversations events: website, social Media.
  • Liaison with event organisers and academics involved in planning and delivering events;  liaison with the LRS Fellows and Early Career Fellows 2016-17.
  • Supporting LRS involvement with projects and institutions eg Marston Project; ‘Renaissance Loves’; RSA and Birkbeck projects including Early Modern Reading Group.
  • Contributing to LRS Steering Committee planning meetings

Each intern will provide two hours per week for 3 x 11 week terms, paid at £18.93 per hour.

£325 towards speakers and refreshments for the research event/events to be designed by the two interns

As indicated, students at MPhil and PhD level may apply. In applying, please supply:

  1. 150 words outlining (a) your special area of research and how it relates to the period 1500-1690 (b) how the placement will benefit your academic study; (c) how the internship will develop your career skills.
  2. 150 words giving an initial proposal for an outward-facing LRS event. The format of this event is open (Examples include but are not limited to: postgraduate conference; site-specific seminar; book talk; symposium; performance and analysis).

These ((a) and (b) can be submitted as separate documents or in the form of a letter)

  1. Full CV
  2. Name of 1 academic referee

Candidates will be interviewed on 12 August 2016. If you are not available on that day please indicate that.

Submit your application  as a WORD document with the information and documents requested above and marked LRS Intern to b.waddell@bbk.ac.uk and s.wiseman@bbk.ac.uk by 12.00pm on Friday 5 August 2016. Enquiries to the same e-mails please.

Birkbeck welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Birkbeck holds an Athena Swan Award, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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BIMI Funding to present in Pittsburgh – deadline end of July

Opportunity to present research at Pittsburgh Graduate Student Conference 30 September-1 October 2016

As part of Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image’s collaboration with University of Pittsburgh, we are proposing for the second year running to help fund two Birkbeck research students who would like to present their research at the Pittsburgh Film Studies Graduate Student Conference, 30 September-1 October 2016.

The theme of this year’s conference is “All in the Family: Theorizing Incest and/as Media Erotics” – see attached call for papers. Please note that the deadline for Birkbeck students proposing papers is the end of July (not 10 July as stated in the document).

Although the conference is run by Film Studies research students at Pitt, they are very open to film and media related proposals coming from any field or discipline. So please feel free to put your project forward, regardless of the department or school in which you study at Birkbeck.

If your paper is chosen for the conference, BIMI will subsidise your travel up to £500. Once you are in Pittsburgh, the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO) will undertake to look after you during your stay.

The call for papers asks you to submit your proposal directly to this address: pittfilmgradconference@gmail.com – however, we would be grateful if you could copy your proposal to this address: bimi@bbk.ac.uk

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Discovery Early Career Researcher Award – Western Sydney University (WSU) Deadline 12th May 2016

Call for Expressions of Interest:
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award applications in

Cultural and Social Research Institute for Culture and Society

The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) within Western Sydney University (WSU) was launched in 2012. ICS is a major national and international Institute for the pursuit of engaged interdisciplinary cultural and social research. Rated 5 (“well above world standard”) for Cultural Studies and 4 in Human Geography (“above world standard”), in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA <http://www.arc.gov.au/excellence-research-australia>) rankings, the Institute coordinates interdisciplinary cultural research across the humanities and social sciences and connects Australian cultural and social research to relevant research internationally, particularly in Asia.

With the continuation of the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme in 2018 (see: http://www.arc.gov.au/discovery-early-career-researcher-award), ICS is investing in leading cultural and social researchers from Australia and overseas by supporting innovative and outstanding DECRA proposals from applicants who will be 4 to 5 years post-PhD at March 2017.

ICS Research Program

ICS’s research program is currently organised into the following areas:

– Cities and Economies <http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ics/research/program/cities_and_economies>

*         Diversity and Globalization <http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ics/research/program/diversity_and_globalisation>

*         Digital Life <http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ics/research/program/digital_life>

*         Heritage and Environment <http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ics/research/program/heritage_and_environment>

ICS Research and Researchers

ICS researchers approach culture as a vital dimension of social, political, and economic life. Their practice-oriented, interdisciplinary research produces cutting-edge work in and across the fields of cultural studies, cultural and human geography, media studies, sociology, cultural economy, Asian studies, education studies, digital humanities, environmental humanities, and museum and heritage studies. The Institute hosts WSU’s role in the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre.

Academic staff in the Institute include:

Professor Paul James (Director), Professor Brett Neilson (Research Director), Distinguished Professor Ien Ang, Emeritus Professor Bob Hodge, Professor Kay Anderson, Professor James Arvanitakis, Professor Gregory Barton, Professor Tony Bennett, Professor Katherine Gibson, Professor Gay Hawkins, Professor Dick Hobbs, Professor Karen Malone, Professor Donald McNeill, Professor Greg Noble (Director of Higher Degree Research), Professor Ned Rossiter, Professor David Rowe, Professor Tim Rowse, Professor Margaret Somerville, Professor Deborah Stevenson, Professor Stephen Tomsen, Professor Margaret Vickers, A/Professor Robyn Bushell, A/Professor Hart Cohen, A/Professor Alana Lentin, A/Professor Juan Salazar (Deputy Research Director), A/Professor Amanda Third, A/Professor Megan Watkins, A/Professor Emma Waterton, Dr Sarah Barns, Dr Denis Byrne, Dr Brett Bennett, Dr Fiona Cameron, Dr Philippa Collin, Dr Louise Crabtree, Dr Ann Dadich, Dr Ben Dibley, Dr Nichole Georgeou, Dr Sheree Gregory, Dr Chong Han, Dr Stephen Healy, Dr Justine Humphry, Dr Kate Huppatz, Dr Jorge Knijnik, Dr Girish Lala, Dr Abby Lopes, Dr Liam Magee, Dr Timothy Neale, Dr Tanya Notley, Dr Anna Pertierra, Dr Catherine Phillips, Dr Felicity Picken, Dr Emma Power, Dr Shanthi Robertson, Dr Dallas Rogers, Dr Teresa Swist, Dr Jessica Weir, Dr Jessica Whyte

Expressions of Interest

ICS will offer expert assistance to DECRA applications where these fit closely with one or more aspects of its research program. Please consult the Institute’s website (http://westernsydney.edu.au/ics) for further details of the Institute’s research program.
To be considered eligible candidates should:

*         Hold a PhD awarded in the 4-5 years prior to March 2017

*         Have a strong and extensive track record

*         Be working in a field closely related to one or more of ICS’ research programs

Please note that applicants seeking the endorsement of ICS need to submit a CV in the first instance to

icsro@westernsydney.edu.au<mailto:icsro@westernsydney.edu.au

by 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time on Thursday 12 May 2016.

Candidates with competitive track records will then be invited to submit an Expression of Interest. Please note that EOIs will be due by 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday 7 June 2016, so please register your interest as soon as possible.
Prospective applicants with further questions may contact Dr Kristy Davidson at icsro@westernsydney.edu.au<mailto:icsro@westernsydney.edu.au>

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