PhD opportunity with Imaginate (fully funded)


29 April 5pm

Credit: Colin Hattersley

The PhD would commence in October 2021 for a duration of 3.5 years.


29 April 5pm


Approx. £15,500 per annum + tuition fees with access to additional funding for travel and training

How to apply

Please download and read the full PhD advertisement.

Applicants should submit a single Word file, maximum length strictly four pages, with:

  • a C.V. (1 page)
  • a letter explaining your interest in the studentship and outlining your qualifications for it (2 pages)
  • a brief cover note that includes your full contact details together with the names and contact details of two academic referees (1 page).

Applications should be emailed to Amy Bryzgel:, no later than 5pm on 29 April 2021.

Valuing Young Audiences: PhD opportunity

Imaginate is seeking prospective doctoral students to work with us on an AHRC-funded PhD exploring the value for children of experiencing live theatre and dance as audience members. This is an exciting new collaboration between Imaginate and the University of Aberdeen, as part of the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities’s (SGSAH) Collaborative Doctoral Awards Programme. The PhD student will be supported to engage with children, parents and teachers on Imaginate projects: Theatre in Schools Scotland, and the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.

The research will be supervised by Professor Amy Bryzgel (Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen), Dr Jo Vergunst (Anthropology, University of Aberdeen) and Imaginate’s Chief Exec Belinda McElhinney.

If successful the studentship will commence on 1 October 2021 for a duration of 3.5 years.

We warmly encourage applications from researchers with a background in the performing arts, arts-in-education or research on the value of the arts, but this is not a prerequisite.

Deadline for application is 5pm on 29 April 2021. Applicants will be notified if they are being invited to interview by 3 May. Interviews will take place on Monday 10 May 2021 via Zoom.

Please download the full studentship advertisement for further details on the project.

If you have any questions concerning the project, please contact the supervisors: Amy Bryzgel, Jo Vergunst or Belinda McElhinney, Chief Executive of Imaginate.