10 April 2014: Funding Application Training Day, Call for Proposals

Research projects on cross-modal and embodied music psychology

Proposals are invited from post-doctoral and doctoral researchers who are interested in working for a period of time at the University of Sheffield or an affiliated institute, and who wish to apply for external funding to support their research. After a pre-selection, candidates are invited to come to Sheffield for a training day, where they will receive feedback on their proposal, and develop the proposal in collaboration with the potential host. A full funding application will then be submitted to the appropriate funding body.

Successful projects will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, University of Oxford, Tel Aviv University or the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The research support team will consist of Prof. Nicola Dibben and Dr Renee Timmers, University of Sheffield, UK, Prof. Eric Clarke, University of Oxford, UK, Prof. Zohar Eitan, Tel Aviv University, and Dr. Roni Granot, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Investigations should be related to cross-modal correspondences with or in music, or to embodied music cognition, and should combine empirical and theoretical elements. Neurological studies are a possibility, but please get in touch to consult about this option before you apply.

Proposals should include

  1. Research proposal (max 2000 words) using headers relevant to the funding scheme. It should cover an explanation of the Research Context, Aims, Methods, Dissemination and Project Schedule.
  2. Candidate’s CV (max 2 pages) + list of publications.
  3. Specified funding scheme
  4. Explanation of the appropriateness of the proposal for the funding scheme
  5. Indication of host preference with motivation

Suggested funding schemes:

UK
http://www.shef.ac.uk/music/research/mobilityawards

Israel
http://international.huji.ac.il/en/programs/post-docs
http://international.huji.ac.il/en/programs/post-docs/lady-davis-fellowship-trust
http://international.huji.ac.il/en/programs/post-docs/marie-curie

Deadline for proposal submissions: Monday 17th of March 2014 [extended]
Decisions on proposals: Friday 21st of March 2014
Training day: Thursday 10th of April 2014
Location: Department of Music, University of Sheffield

Please address questions and send submissions to Dr Renee Timmers: r.timmers@sheffield.ac.uk

Links:
Music Mind Machine in Sheffield
Prof. Eric Clarke, Oxford
Prof. Zohar Eitan, Tel Aviv
Dr Roni Granot, Jerusalem