The School of Arts and Humanities (SAH) provides innovative research that has significant societal and cultural impact. Collaborating with community, government and industries, our Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications (CREAtec) provides a nexus for interdisciplinary research excellence.
CREAtec’s mission statement is to facilitate and enable SAH researchers to share, develop and increase their research outputs in line with ECU’s Strategic Plan for Research (2017–2021) and research themes. The focus is collaborative research through themed research groups inclusive of WAAPA and Education.
To make this vision a reality, CREAtec runs a weekly research seminar series, three-day intensive research writing retreats in the semester breaks, and an annual roundtable. Incorporated into CREAtec are Spectrum Project Space and Gallery25, critical in showcasing world standard research under the ECU themed priority areas.
CREAtec looks forward to welcoming scholars from across the world and across the disciplines as Visiting Fellows as we explore a topic that speculates on where and what the arts & humanities might look like post COVID-19.
Fellowship Categories• 2 x CREAtec Visiting Fellowship grants
The standard period of tenure for a CREAtec Visiting Fellowship is from a minimum of five working days to a maximum of 10 working days. The grant covers travel and accommodation. The maximum contribution for travel and accommodation from ECU is $2,500 AUD for each fellowship. (This financial assistance for travel and accommodation expenses is not a salary replacement. No stipend or living allowance is attached to this fellowship.) Interested applicants should address the theme identified by CREAtec in their application.
• 1 x CREAtec Interdisciplinary Visiting Fellowship grant
CREAtec offers a dedicated Interdisciplinary Visiting Fellowship as part of its annual round. This is Not a Seminar: creative research dialogues (TINAS) was established in 2012 as an interdisciplinary research group that provides focus for existing activity and a catalyst to develop and deepen it—supporting interdisciplinary research, education, and in particular promoting collaboration. This fellowship enables TINAS to involve a Visiting Fellow whose work intersects with the focus of the research group and the nominated theme of CREAtec— art in the new normal—and comes with responsibility for delivering the keynote at the annual full day roundtable event: Choreographies of Thought. Interested applicants should address in their application how interdisciplinary research intersects with the theme—art in the new normal. The standard period of tenure for a CREAtec Interdisciplinary Visiting Fellowship is five working days. The grant covers travel and accommodation. The maximum contribution for travel and accommodation from ECU is $2,500 AUD for each fellowship. (This financial assistance for travel and accommodation expenses is not a salary replacement. No stipend or living allowance is attached to this fellowship.)
Applicants for fellowships must have an institutional affiliation to a University or equivalent research or cultural organisation, and generally have at least a higher research degree (or equivalent professional experience), research experience, and publications. These fellowships are not offered to independent scholars, nor to students working to complete a higher degree. International applicants are strongly encouraged. Visa documents, if required, are the responsibility of the applicant. ECU will offer a formal letter of invitation to successful applicants which may be used for visa purposes.
Visiting Fellows are expected to participate in the programs of the Centre and the School, meet regularly with other fellows, make public presentations of their research at the Centre’s weekly seminar series, and are encouraged to contribute a postgraduate seminar/master class and avail themselves of other opportunities for scholarly exchange.
Please follow the website link to download the full program, contact information and application form: https://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/arts-and-humanities/research-and-creative-activity/centre-for-research-in-entertainment-arts-technology-education-and-communications/about