PhD Research Funded Studentship:
Thinking Through Textiles
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship from exceptionally well qualified students who want to embark on a full-time research degree programme commencing in Autumn Term 2013
Following recent recruitment for a studentship in textile design research, we would like to advertise an additional PhD research opportunity in this growing area:
How might the knowledge gained through textile design practice be applied in cross-disciplinary contexts in relation to new materials, material systems and to enhance the sensory pleasure of existing materials?
This PhD project draws on the pervasive nature of textiles to consider the possibilities of ‘new’ materials or ways of approaching materials from:
Exploring the creative application of contemporary and traditional textiles processes as well as new technologies, the PhD study will:
•seek cross-disciplinary approaches to explore the potential applications of knowledge gained from textile practice within other disciplinary areas.
•contribute to current debate regarding the use of tacit knowledge and its importance in research
•consider and evaluate its integration and utilization in the processes of research, and methods for the communication of tacit knowledge within practice-based research in textiles.
As a research student you will become involved in leading edge research, and provided with research skills training and support from internationally recognised academics.
Each studentship is valued at £13,726 plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Applicants must be eligible to pay tuition fees at UK/EU rates. The full-time research degree programme will commencing in the Autumn Term 2013. The deadline for applications is 13th May 2013.
Enquiries should be made to Emma Nadin (School of Arts Research PGR Administrator) E.L.Nadin@lboro.ac.uk
Please quote the following reference when applying: GSS13
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