Applicants are invited to apply for a studentship on an aspect of Jewish culture and/or Jewish art that relates to the First World War, its impact, memory or legacies. The proposed project should be situated in the areas of the arts, cultural and social history and/or memory studies and offer new insights into the experience and understanding of World War One from a Jewish perspective. International and comparative proposals as well as locally or regionally specific projects will be considered. Applicants can also propose a practice-led research project; respective protocols for the Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications (PVAC) can be found at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rsa/graduate_board/protocols.html.

The studentship consists of a UK/EU fees bursary over three years and an annual maintenance grant of £ 10,000. It is offered by the Centre for Jewish Studies in conjunction with the University of Leeds Legacies of War Centenary Project and is funded by the Montague Burton Endowment.

As well as carrying out doctoral research, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development and coordination of academic and community engagement activities that will be organised by Legacies of War and cultural partners (including Jewish organisations) during the Centenary years 2014-2018. The candidate will have opportunities to present his/her research findings in the context of these activities.

Click here for an application form and further particulars.