The evolution of disability arts in Australia: practices, legacies, and cultural heritage (PhD Scholarship)
What you'll receive
The scholarship does provide a student travel allowance but does not cover relocation expenses or paid extensions.
An extension of up to 6 months may be considered, subject to satisfactory progress and budget availability.Eligibility
To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at QUT, including any English language requirements for international students.
You must also:
This is a disability-led research project. The research team welcomes expressions of interest from suitable qualified applicants who:
Before submitting an expression of interest, contact project leader Associate Professor Bree Hadley to discuss your application.
If you're invited to apply, you can follow our steps to apply for a research degree.
When submitting your expression of interest, include:
The expression of interest must indicate that you are applying for this scholarship and must have Associate Professor Bree Hadley listed as your proposed supervisor.What happens next?
We are aiming to fill this scholarship as soon as possible, ideally by 30 April 2021.
However, if a suitable candidate is not identified by 30 April 2021, the scholarship will remain open and continue to be advertised until a suitable candidate is found.
For more information about the scholarship or application process, contact Associate Professor Bree Hadley.Conditions
This scholarship will be governed by the QUT Postgraduate Research Award rules.
Attribution of Intellectual Property (IP) will be governed by the project agreement between QUT and the project partners, including:
Australian disability arts is recognised globally for its innovation and impact. However, the historical legacy this celebrated contemporary work builds on is largely undocumented.
This project aims to address this gap by:
The PhD student will contribute to this project, and the creation of the first archive documenting, analysing, and theorising the history of disability arts in Australia.
Funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiative Project for Australia Society, History, and Culture, this project aims to work with the disability arts community to co-design an accessible online disability arts archive.
The project will operate within a rights-based framework, aligned with The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which highlights the importance of cultural representation and access to cultural participation and employment opportunities in the realisation of human rights for people with disability.
It will document the landmark body of work Australian disabled artists have produced since the 1970s, and provide artists, allies, policy makers, and the public at large with access to stories about the politics underpinning the development of this work.
Having access to an archive will allow all Australians to understand the cultural legacy of these pioneers, honouring those who have worked to create a more inclusive image of Australia over the last five decades, and capitalising on what we can learn from them for art and activism today.Supervisors
The scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to work with a team of leading researchers, including:
About the organization
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia’s leading universities with a truly global outlook and focus on providing students with practical, relevant skills they can apply in the real world.QUT offers hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate study options...
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