News – Making Space for Curiosity and Innovation: Reshaping Sheffield Museums

Fully funded Collaborative PhD opportunity at University of Sheffield

Project Title: Making Space for Curiosity and Innovation: Reshaping Sheffield Museums

Funded by the AHRC through a Collaborative Doctorial Award (training grant)

Applications are invited to this fully funded AHRC Collaborative PhD studentship based in the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, with co-supervision from the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, and in conjunction with Museum Sheffield.

This project explores museums as ‘spaces for curiosity and innovation’. It will focus upon the interaction between people and spaces in museums. The student will spend three months each year for three years based in and working within Museums Sheffield and nine months based at the University of Sheffield. During the Museum internships, the student will gain hands-on experience in the museums in activities relevant to this project: in reshaping exhibition spaces and/or the installation of new exhibits, and s/he will also conduct a significant component of the project’s data collection there. These activities will support the doctoral research project, the focus of which will be shaped by the student’s interests, in collaboration with the museums and through academic supervisions.

Funding and application details
Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject with a minimum Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent and a research Masters degree or equivalent.

This studentship is subject to AHRC academic and residency requirements and is therefore only open to UK and EU applicants. It pays full fees and a stipend at the standard Research Council rate to UK and EU students who satisfy AHRC’s UK residency requirements. Applicants who do not meet the AHRC’s UK residency requirements are eligible for fees only. Full details of AHRC eligibility criteria can be found at http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Documents/Guide%20to%20Student%20Eligibility.pdf .

To apply candidates should apply for admission as a PhD student  specifying this project and supervisor in the on-line application form.

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply

Informal enquiries welcome: contact Professor Richard Phillips r.phillips@sheffield.ac.uk

Closing date: 02 May 2014.