29 October 2021
About the research project
Proposals are sought for PhD projects that relate to Australian music composition and composers. Candidates are expected to have a background in composition and/or musicology. The project proposal will comprise works making up a composition portfolio and accompanying exegesis, or a document of original musicological research.
Expressions of interest are sought in response to the following possible theme areas:
- Locating Australian music in a national context
- Australian composers
- Tasmanian composers
- Australian women composers
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or a Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:
- a living allowance stipend of $28,597 per annum (2021 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years;
- a relocation allowance of up to $2,000; and
- a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)
If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.
As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.
The project is open to domestic (Australian and New Zealand) and international applicants who are already in Australia (onshore) at the time of submitting their application.
Due to current Australian COVID-19 travel restrictions the University cannot accept applications from international applicants who are currently overseas.
Applicants should review the PhD minimum entry requirements and the following additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- Applicants must already have been awarded a First-Class Honours degree in composition or musicology or hold equivalent qualifications or relevant and substantial research experience in an appropriate sector.
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
Additional selection criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- A demonstrated professional-level creative practice or academic background.
Demonstrated research, analytical, and written communication skills.
- Candidates are expected to have a background in composition and/or musicology.
There is a three-step application process:
- Select the project, and check you meet the eligibility and selection criteria;
- Contact the Primary Supervisor, A/Prof Maria Grenfell, if you have any questions about the project; and
- Click here to submit an application by the closing date listed above.
- Copy and paste the long title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
- As part of your application you will be required to submit a covering letter, a CV including 2 x referees and your project research proposal.
Following the application closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email.