The Elizabeth Wood Research Fellowship in Musicology

The University of Adelaide
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$40,000
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There shall be two fellowships awarded by the University of Adelaide to be known as the Elizabeth Wood Research Fellowship in Musicology , named in honour of world-renowned musicologist Dr Elizabeth Wood who holds Bachelors' degrees in English literature (with Honours) (1961), and musicology (with Honours) (1970) from The University of Adelaide, and a PhD from the same university (1979). Her work includes the first history of Australian opera and a series of critical studies of Ethel Smyth. A Fulbright Scholar and National Endowment for the Humanities (USA) Fellow, she received the Tormore prize (Adelaide) (1959) and Philip Brett Award (AMS) (1997) for her pathbreaking essays in gay and lesbian musicology, and a New York State Council on the Arts award for her journalism in regional arts (2001).

The Fellowships have a fixed-term annual stipend and can be held for up to one year. The annual value of each stipend is $40,000 plus $10,000 top-up for travel expenses.


  • The Elizabeth Wood Research Fellowship in Musicology shall be open to:

  • university graduates with a doctorate; or
  • university graduates in the final year of their doctorate (who provide evidence of intended submission date within that year) to conduct research in musicology and / or ethnomusicology.
  • Selection of the successful fellow will be made upon assessment of an application by a Selection Panel consisting of the Director, Elder Conservatorium of Music (Chair) or nominee, a Director of Elder Conservatorium's Musicology & Ethnomusicology Hub or nominee, the Faculty Deputy Dean (Research) or nominee, in consultation with the Directorate of the Conservatorium's Musicology & Ethnomusicology Hub on the basis of their assessment that the proposed research outlined in the application enhances one or more of the following themes:

  • Cultures of Musical Research in the Contemporary University
  • Musical Networks: Exchanges and Migrations
  • Digital Humanities and Music Research.
  • Any other theme(s) as determined by the Directorate, Musicology & Ethnomusicology Hub.
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    As part of your application, please submit the following:

  • Aims and background to the research (1000 words)
  • Track record detailing research experience (500 words)
  • Significance of the research (200 words)
  • Projected outputs (200 words).
  • Applications close 11:55pm, Friday 16 th February 2024

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Associate Professor Luke Dollman

    Elder Conservatorium of Music P: +61 (08) 8313 5860 E: [email protected]

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