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NEW SIfA / SADACC PhD Studentship

The University of East Anglia, through a collaboration between its Sainsbury Institute for Art and The South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant for a full-time PhD studentship on an aspect of the SADACC holdings for three years commencing 1 October 2013.


PhD studentship in South Asian Decorative arts

Principal Supervisor: Dr Dan Rycroft (SIfA, UEA).

The collection comprises nearly 4000 items, focusing on South Asia and to a lesser extent the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan, Burma, Thailand and Indonesia.  It is housed in a restored Victorian skating rink in central Norwich.  More details on the collection and the work of the SADACC Trust can be found at  Applicants may wish to contact the Collection Curator, Diana Grattan, or the Trustees, Dr and Mrs Millward (01603 663890 or to obtain more details of the collection before making an application.  On the basis of these discussions, an outline proposal for research leading to a PhD will be required.

The studentship includes tuition fees up to the standard amount and an annual maintenance grant equivalent to AHRC levels for doctoral students (approx. £14,000).  Travel funds are available to an agreed level and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to gain work experience and will be expected to develop an exhibition around the subject of his or her thesis to be shown in the SADACC building. 

Applicants should hold (or expect to achieve) a Master's degree and either a 1st Class or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline.

Application deadline is 30 April 2013. 

Details of how to apply can be found at:

Alternatively please contact the Graduate School Office
email: Tel: (01603) 592546.

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Image: A princess listening to music  (579) India, East Rajasthan. Early 19th century. Opaque watercolour,  Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection. UEA 579

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