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Research and innovation

We are a vibrant hub for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that embraces multiple areas of critical investigation and forms of dissemination including written scholarship, creative writing, performance, curation, translation, community-based projects and industry publications.
We are committed to impactful research and engaging with multiple publics. Our research environment is sustained by multiple collaborations, networks and partnerships with the creative and cultural industries in the UK and beyond including museums, galleries, heritage sites and organizations, media industries, theatres and community groups, as well as with individual industry professionals and creative practitioners.

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Explore a sample of our research and activities that includes a network of African women creatives, a multidisciplinary study of Coventry, a collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces and dynamic industry-focused events.

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Discover a range of recently published monographs and creative writing from the School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures.

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Details of upcoming events and Research seminars across the School.

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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships: please contact mentors in the first instance to see if they can support your application, and help you develop it.

Internal deadline for expressions of interest will be 5pm on Thursday 30 Nov, and prospective candidates are asked to submit the following:

  • A 2 page description of their proposed project
  • A 2 page CV
  • The name of a proposed mentor in the host School or Department
  • The names of three proposed referees

Prospective applicants will be notified whether or not they have been shortlisted before Christmas closure. Warwick will then work with candidates to strengthen their final application due on 22 February 2024, with Decisions: May 2024

Criteria Leverhulme 

Originality – the research achieves more than the incremental development of a single discipline

Importance – the work will enable further research or enquiry

Significance – the proposed research has relevance outside a single field, and is able to excite those working in other disciplines

Merit – the quality of the research design and methodology, and the suitability of the researchers and institution for the realisation of the proposed research objectives

5. The candidate needs to clearly outline

  • Their research question/s, aims and objectives,
  • their outputs in detail (not just ‘a written piece’ or performance),
  • against clear time markers over the 3 years of FT funding,
  • a clear methodology,
  • state any specific support they’d need beyond Leverhulme requirements of their own computer with which they can work from home, a dedicated desk and/or laboratory space, 
  • with whom they will work and why Warwick ais the ideal context for this work.

M4C PhD scholarship portal opens 16th October 2023 and will close on the 10th January 2024 UK time 12:00 noon, with an internal deadline tbc.

If interested in Theatre & Performance supervision, please contact Dr Bryony White,

for the School contact Dr Louise Bourdua,

Apps for Collaborative Doctoral Award M4C PhD fully-funded, starting in October 2024 on theme: Theatre and the Aristocracy: Passion, Patronage, Power and Politics, 1771-1893.

The doctoral position has grown out of a collaboration between the Bedford Estates (including Woburn Abbey) and the School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures. The project overview is purposefully broad, so that potential candidates can define their own interests within it. It has the potential to appeal to candidates from a number of disciplines.

For more information please contact Dr David Coates:

Impact and Public Engagement

We strive to generate impactful research that reaches wide audiences. This approach to research is rooted in collaborations, networks and partnerships with communities, creative practitioners, the creative industries and key cultural organisations and institutions regionally, nationally and internationally. Please see here for examples of recent projects.

Several members of SCAPVC have produced short videos on their research taking in topics including literary translation, loneliness, freelance workers in the creative sector and the relationship between the media and climate change.

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