PhD opportunity with Imaginate (fully funded)


30 November 5pm

Credit: Colin Hattersley

The PhD would commence in October 2019 for a duration of 3.5 years.


30 November 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 30 November 2018. Applicants will be notified if they are being invited to interview by Friday 7 December. Interviews will take place on Thursday 13 December at Imaginate’s office in Edinburgh or via Skype for candidates unable to attend in person.

Valuing Young Audiences: PhD opportunity with Imaginate

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 three Imaginate projects: Inspiring Schools, 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 Paul Fitzpatrick.

The successful applicant will work with the supervisory team to prepare a final proposal to SGSAH in February 2019, with notification in April. If successful the studentship will commence on 1 October 2019.

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.

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