International Placement Scheme: Shanghai Theatre Academy

Enhance your research with a fellowship of up to six four months at Shanghai Theatre Academy in China.

Exciting opportunities exist for early career researchers, post-doctoral research assistants and AHRC-funded doctoral students to undertake a three to four month funded fellowship at the Shanghai Theatre Academy, as part of the International Placement Scheme (IPS).

About Shanghai Theatre Academy

The Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) is a comprehensive university of performing arts. Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of China and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, STA is one of the best higher education art institutions in China. It has grown from a single discipline school into an outstanding comprehensive university of performing and digital arts, fine arts, and visual cultures. It has a particular research strength in Chinese Theatre Studies. On the campus there are two professional theatres for educational practice and formal performance.

IPS STA fellows are required to have a basic level of Chinese language competency. This can be acquired during the IPS fellowship, which provides two weeks of Chinese language classes at STA before the fellowship officially starts. Regular language classes will continue alongside the IPS fellowship.

About the International Placement Scheme

The annual International Placement Scheme (IPS) provides funded research fellowships at world-leading international research institutions for early career researchers, research assistants and AHRC/ESRC*-funded PhD students. From 2016, IPS fellowships are available at:

* ESRC candidates are eligible to apply to Library of Congress only.

IPS Shanghai Theatre Academy Privileges

IPS fellowships at Shanghai Theatre Academy are for three to four months. For candidates without Chinese language competency, two weeks will need to be added to the fellowship to allow for the initial language training. For this round, IPS Shanghai Theatre Academy fellowships may be taken from 1st September 2016 to 31st December 2016 OR 1st March 2017 - 30th June 2017.

Shanghai Theatre Academy IPS fellows receive a contribution of £600 towards their flights costs, their visa costs paid, plus £1200 for each month of the fellowship. For existing AHRC award holders, these costs will be paid in addition to the normal AHRC stipend paid as part of the existing AHRC award.

Shanghai Theatre Academy IPS fellows will have a working space, and enjoy access to the resources, facilities, curators and other scholars.

Shanghai Theatre Academy IPS fellows will have opportunities to take part in the full and varied campus activities, as well as present work to peers and mentors, and the opportunity to network and forge international contacts and collaborations.