School of Media, Arts and Humanities - for students and staff



PhD position on the ERC-funded Intelligent Instruments research project

The Project team are seeking applications for the 3rd PhD position on the ERC-funded Intelligent Instruments research project hosted at the Iceland University of the Arts. This is a three-year fully-funded scholarship. The candidate will propose their own project under the rubric of Intelligent Instruments (see advert) and work in our exciting lab in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. Further information on the lab

They are looking for a person with a background in sound and music computing, digital humanities, human computer interaction, cyberfeminism, data science, machine learning or other related fields. The research will focus on how embodied sonic interfaces and tactile and wearable technologies can be applied in knowledge production in the interpretation of large datasets. See advert for further information.

The deadline for applications is Monday 17 April and the start date for the project is 1 September 2023.

Advert and further information  

Informal introduction to this role in this blog post  


Pitch for the Planet

Do you have an exciting plan to create a more sustainable world? You could win a share of £30,000 to bring your idea to life!

The University's annual Pitch for the Planet student innovation competition gives you the chance to win funding and a coveted spot in a summer accelerator programme to help you develop a sustainability proposal.

This year’s competition theme is ‘Sustainable Sussex’ and aims to bring together and implement ideas on how we can achieve our goal of Net Zero Carbon by 2035, alongside other areas of the University of Sussex Sustainability Strategy, in partnership with our local community.

Complete this online form to submit your idea by 10am on Wednesday 8 February.

Find out more here. Feel free to get in touch at with any questions!


Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Prize and ARTES-CEEH Scholarships

Artes (Iberian & Latin American Visual Culture Group) are inviting submissions for the 2023 Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Prize and ARTES-CEEH Scholarships with a deadline of 31 January 2023. 

The Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Prize is awarded to students and early career scholars for the best art-historical essay on a Spanish theme, kindly supported by the Office for Cultural & Scientific Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in London. See full details  

ARTES also awards a number of scholarships to students working on any aspect of Spanish visual culture before 1900. The awards are made possible by the generous support of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), and further guidelines are below: 

Travel scholarships

Final year undergraduates and postgraduate students registered for a full or part-time degree course at a UK university may apply for up to £1000 towards the costs of travel to Spain for research purposes (which may include field work, attendance at a conference, or other recognised forms of research). 

£3000 scholarship for PhD students at a UK university

ARTES offers one scholarship each year to a student registered for a full- or part-time doctoral degree at a UK university. The scholarship is intended to contribute towards the costs of tuition, living and/or research, and therefore students with full funding are not eligible. 

£3000 scholarship for PhD students or post-doctoral scholars who wish to conduct research in the UK

Doctoral students or those who received their doctorate less than four years before the application deadline may apply for this scholarship provided that they were or are registered for doctoral study at a university in Spain. 


Feminist Studies Association - student essay competition

To encourage a new generation of feminist scholars, the FSA sponsors an annual student essay competition for work which is innovative, interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist theory and practice. After an initial shortlisting process, the top seven entries will be judged by a judging panel to determine the winner. All shortlisted entries will be published in the Journal of International Women’s Studies, and the winner will also receive a year’s free FSA membership.

Students at any stage of their studies at a British or Irish university or recent graduates from British or Irish universities are encouraged to submit entries. To be eligible, entries must have been submitted as student work at a British or Irish university, must not have been previously published, must not be currently under consideration for publication, or must not have been entered into other competitions which may result in publication elsewhere. Essays should be 6,000-7,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography). Entries must be submitted electronically via email, include a completed competition coversheet, and adhere to the submission instructions.

Deadline: Friday 24 February 2023
Find out more


Gordon Forster Essay Prize 2023

The Editor of Northern History would like to invite submissions to the annual Gordon Forster Essay Prize. This prize is open to postgraduate students and early-career researchers and the deadline for submissions is 1 March 2023. The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and their essay will be considered for publication in the journal. Essays should fit within Northern History’s scope and be between 7000–10,000 words in length, including notes. More information about the prize is available here. Essays should be submitted by email to 


Thinking about a career in film and TV? 

Have you been thinking about a career in the screen industries but don’t know where to start?

Our friends at The Grierson Trust with funding from The Rank Foundation Golden Awards have put together a series of videos with the Grierson DocLab Alumni to inspire others to pursue a screen industries career. These videos explore how the alumni got into documentaries and the impact that the scheme had on their careers.

If you’ve been thinking that you’ll never make it in the world of documentary or in the wider film/TV industry, then The Grierson Trust might change your mind!

All this plus top tips and resources can be found on their careers page

Apply by 24 February 2023


Student Art Pass – a year of art + opportunities for a fiver

A Student Art Pass lets you dive into culture on a budget with free entry to hundreds of museums and galleries across the UK, and 50% off major exhibitions.

Plus, you’ll gain access to paid arts opportunities and grow your network by joining the #WeAreArtful @StudentArtPass community. All for just £5 a year.

Available for a limited time. Get your £5 pass today at: