Australian Music

Degree type

PhD

Closing date

18 July 2022

Campus

Hobart

Citizenship requirement

Domestic/International

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

Primary Supervisor

Meet A/Prof Maria Grenfell

Funding

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 $28,854 per annum (2022 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
  • a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
  • 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.

Eligibility

Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.

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.

Selection Criteria

The project is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.

Additional essential selection criteria specific to this project:

  • 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.

Application process

There is a three-step application process:

  1. Select your project, and check you meet the eligibility and selection criteria;
  2. Contact the Primary Supervisor, A/Prof Maria Grenfell to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
  3. Submit an application by the closing date listed above.
    • Copy and paste the 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 by the advertised outcome date.

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