Call for applications: ATD Teacher-Researcher Fellowships Scheme

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Call for applications
ATD Teacher-Researcher Fellowships Scheme

Deadline: June 1, 2022

The Academy of Theatre and Dance is pleased to invite applications from teachers to its new ATD Teacher-Researcher Fellowships Scheme. Through the scheme, the Academy will award 2 x Teacher-Researcher Fellowships which will pay for 2 teacher-researchers to conduct a research project directly connected to arts education at the ATDfor 1 day a week over 1 year from September 2022 – September 2023. Fellows will also receive supervision and mentoring from the Lectorate.

Research is fundamental to the quality of our education. This scheme aims to provide teacher-researchers with time, support and structure to conduct research that will have a direct impact on educational innovation, ensuring that the programmes of the ATD remain at the cutting edge of theory and practice.

Fellowship projects must plan to deliver a clear output/s – outlined in the application form – to ensure that the knowledge produced is transferred into education and the results of the research are effectively shared with others (teachers, students, professionals from the field, wider publics). Output/s must be appropriate to the questions and methods of the research – eg. workshops, new teaching method, curriculum design, performance, film, installation, publication etc.The transfer of research could involve testing a new course, improving an existing course or using the research as teaching material etc.

For whom?
The ATD Teacher-Researcher Fellowships Scheme is open to applications from all current teachers at the ATD including Artistic Leaders and tutors/coaches from either Bachelors, Masters or 3rd cycle programs.

How to apply
To apply, please submit the following to Marilixe Beernink by June 1st, 2022:

Projects must be connected to education at the ATD and supported by the artistic leader of at least one relevant department / programme. If the applicant is an artistic leader, then they need to provide letter of support from another internal or external party who can commend their proposal in relation to the criteria.

Selection process & criteria
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of the ATD Director, Lector, members of the Policy and Education Development working group and a teacher-researcher. We aim to notify successful candidates by July 1st, 2022.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Clarity of the project proposal
  • Relevance for / potential impact on education at the ATD
  • Evidence of research experience of the teacher and capacity to conduct independent research
  • Feasibility: the teacher has time to conduct the research in relation to other commitments
  • Connection to DAS Research themes