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Centre for Cultural Policy Studies Doctoral Scholarship

The Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick, UK will offer one three-year doctoral scholarship, commencing in October 2011. The scholarship will be open to both home/EU and overseas candidates. The value of the scholarship will be equivalent to the total course fee payable by a home/EU student or half the total course fee payable by an overseas student, annually renewable for a three-year period, subject to the candidate's satisfactory progress.

Priority will be given to candidates putting forward proposals for research in the general area of 'implicit' cultural policies, although proposals for research in any of the Centre's fields of interest will be considered. Whilst 'explicit' cultural policy refers to policies explicitly labelled cultural, such as those pursued by ministries of culture around the world, ‘implicit’ cultural policy refers to those often more powerful forms of cultural action that are intended to shape cultures, but which are not expressly described as such.

In focusing on agencies that have thus aimed to modify the behaviour of populations, a study of 'implicit' cultural policies tends to foreground questions that might in other contexts be explored in terms of ideology or 'governmentality'. For a further introduction to this, candidates are referred to a special issue of the International Journal of Cultural Policy that addresses this theme (vol 15, no 2, 2009).

In order to be considered for this scholarship, candidates will need to have received an unconditional offer for entry on to the CCPS MPhil/PhD programme by 31 January 2011.

For details of the application procedure and further conditions of the scholarship, please visit www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/theatre_s/cp/study/phd/apply.

Contact: Dr Eleonora Belfiore, Associate Professor, Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, Millburn House, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7HS, UK; tel.: +44 (0)2476 528425; www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/theatre_s/cp/research/fellowship/