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Bursary funded place for traditional building skills NVQ

The Prince’s Foundation and QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) are collaborating to deliver a training programme in traditional building skills, linking short courses and workshops with a series of live training builds on heritage sites across the UK and are recruiting now.

START DATE
1 October 2018

DURATION
One year

LOCATIONS
Dumfries House Estate in Scotland; Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland; The Royal Gardens at Highgrove and placements with master craftspeople around the UK.

BURSARY
£1,000 a month

The application deadline is 23rd July 2018.

GCRF Highlight Notice for International Development: Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme

The AHRC is pleased to announce a new highlight notice under the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF) funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The aim of this highlight notice is to encourage applications exploring innovative ways to enhance engagement with, and impacts from, research funded by the AHRC in one or more countries which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or which will contribute more broadly to international development.

The highlight notice will provide opportunities to submit collaborative applications for up to £100,000 (fEC) over periods up to 12 months. Proposals will be expected to involve equitable partnerships with ODA eligible Countries and/ or with development organisations and to explore unanticipated or emergent pathways to impact directly related to current or past AHRC-funded or co-funded research (including, but not limited to, projects supported under the GCRF and Newton Fund).

As well as meeting the requirements of the Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme, applications submitted under this highlight notice will need to meet the requirements of Official Development Assistance, including submission of an ODA Compliance Statement.

Further details on the context and scope of the highlight notice, as well as further information on how to apply can be found in the guidance notes (PDF, 622KB).

Applications which do not fit under this highlight notice can continue to be submitted to the Follow-on Funding scheme as usual.

Further details here>>

Early Career Researcher’s Project Development Workshop

The GCRF programme Changing the Story: Building inclusive civil societies with, and for, young people in post-conflict countries is delighted to launch a new funding scheme for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), supporting research that considers the relationship between young people and civil society organisations (CSO) in post-conflict countries.

As part of the programme’ s commitment to the professional development of ECRs working in this area, Changing The Story is running a Project Development Workshop, for ECRs interested in applying for a grant, to help build and strengthen new partnerships and develop innovative, multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects.

The Project Development Workshop is scheduled to take place 25-26 October 2018 in London, UK.

Further details here>>

The Church Monuments Essay Prize

The Council of the Church Monuments Society offers a biennial prize of £250 called the Church Monuments Essay Prize, to be awarded with a certificate for the best essay submitted in the relevant year.
The aim of the competition is to stimulate people, particularly those who may be writing on church monuments for the first time, to submit material for the peer-reviewed international CMS journal  Church Monuments . Therefore, the competition is open only to those who have not previously published an article in  Church Monuments .
Closing date for applications 31 December 2018.  Details online .

Open Heritage Internship (3 month volunteer position)

CYARK is seeking a summer intern to assist the programs and development team in expanding the number of heritage sites available through CyArk’s Open Heritage program. The intern will conduct research on past CyArk projects to include in the program, summarize significant features and describe how CyArk’s work supported conservation needs at a variety of cultural heritage sites around the world. Research will draw from scholarly sources and CyArk’s existing records.

Responsibilities
• Conduct research on and develop summaries of significant World Heritage sites
• Construct a narrative to present a site as well as CyArk’s work on the site
• Organize images, maps and resulting data surrounding the sites into a presentation format
• Coordinate with other members of the team on priorities as needed

Requirements
Working with high-precision, photorealistic 3D datasets requires comfort using high-end data processing workstations and professional 2D / 3D CAD and modeling software applications. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their desire and aptitude to learn a variety of software in a complex workflows.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Passion for cultural heritage and history
• Detail oriented
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative suite a plus

Please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio of selected works to resume@cyark.org with “Open Heritage Internship” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled and may close at any time.

Available Studentships

SEAHA provide fully-funded four-year integrated MRes and PhD studentships to eligible students.  All studentships are advertised as separate research projects and will be announced throughout the year; note that we do not have one application period.

To receive notifications for new studentships when advertised, please subscribe to our studentship alert mailing list at the bottom of the page.

Information on how to apply can be found here>>

Volunteer opportunity- membership recruitment

The Mausolea & Monuments Trust welcomes volunteer involvement and is currently looking to obtain the services of a volunteer who can assist in its membership recruitment.

The post will appeal to an individual who has some experience of membership management and an up-to-date knowledge of modern social media communications methods.

If you would like to discuss this voluntary post contact:

Chairman Ian Johnson on iajn@aol.com (01308 426382)  or

Carrie Leigh on carolync12@btinternet.com (020 7384 9321)

Civita Institute 2018-2019 Northeast Chapter Fellowships

The Northeast Chapter of the Civita Institute offers one and two month fellowships for independent study in the Italian hill town of Civita di Bagnoregio. NE Chapter fellowships are open to architects and allied arts professionals, urban planners and landscape architects, visual and performing artists, environmental and agricultural stewards, archaeologists, historians and writers, who reside in ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ or PA.

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.civitainstitute.org/1728/northeast-chapter.html

PhD Project: Investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

PhD Project: Investigating innovative technologies to reconcile aesthetics with energy performance in 20th-century concrete architecture

Project Description

Brutalist Architecture (such as Erno-Goldfinger’s Grade II*-listed, Trellick and Balfron Towers in London) marks an important architectural approach that dominated the architecture movement in the 1950s –1970s, which capitalised on the raw texture of the building materials and the particular composition of building geometries. These buildings represent a formidable heritage and our concern as architects is to preserve them as a faithful evidence from our past, to be consigned to future generations. At the same time, in order to preserve the memory, architecture must be working and being engaged with activities and users, which often results in the need of maintenance, refurbishment, and conservation. Among these activities, energy efficiency retrofit becomes particularly relevant, as it involves major questions related to energy performance and climate change.

English Brutalist Architecture represents one of the most challenging subjects when considering energy efficiency retrofit. The concrete skin, a single unprotected layer constituted by a unique material brutally exhibited, is one of the most important features of a Brutalist building. Several questions arise when considering a Brutalist building for an energy efficiency retrofit. One of the main questions arising concerns the preservation of the Brutalist aesthetic while improving the energy performance of the building skin. This research, therefore, aims at investigating how material technologies and environmental strategies can preserve the unique character of the Brutalist buildings and achieve energy efficiency.

Tools aimed at computationally simulating environmental conditions have been evolving during recent years. Emphasis on using environmental simulation results can provide continuous feedback for the design process. Through developing virtual modelling methodology for existing Brutalist building(s), this research project will attempt to investigate not only spatial and morphological features, but also it will incorporate environmental data in order to perform simulation. At the same time, these buildings will be researched using measurement based technologies. The research will thus investigate the most innovative materials and environmental technologies and their design potential in energy efficiency retrofitting and impact on the preservation of Brutalist buildings character.

How to apply:
We welcome applications from highly motivated prospective students who are committed to develop outstanding research outcomes. You can apply online at http://www.port.ac.uk/applyonline. Please quote project code ACES4310218 in your application form.

Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA)

The eleventh biennial Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA) ceremony will be held in 2018 and we are now seeking project nominations.

We are seeking nominations in 7 categories both conceptual and built which demonstrate innovative and forward thinking design solutions.

Aberdeenshire is passionate about ensuring that our built environment is of the highest quality, fuelled by cutting edge design which ensures that people are at the heart of all developments in our area. The environment in which we live is of the upmost importance, human beings thrive in buildings and developments where both functionality and beauty are considered equally. The awards seek to highlight and raise the profile of good design in Aberdeenshire.

As part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People, we are also asking the next generation of designers and architects to focus on the needs of our older residents.

Details on categories and how to submit can be found at the following link http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/designawards 

Closing Date for submissions 23rd February 2018
 
Telephone 01467 628632
Contact designawards2018@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage. This position is to be held jointly with the Cogut Center for the Humanities for a term of two years beginning in July 2017. We seek exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of our communities at Brown University, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.

We are particularly interested in archaeologists who approach cultural heritage as an interdisciplinary field devoted to the many dimensions of cultural heritage, in particular as material, intangible, emotional, and intellectual. We wish to encourage engagements with cultural and material heritage that challenge dominant nationalist and other ideological frameworks and incorporate the active participation of local communities and marginalized peoples in heritage discourses and representations. We can also envision teaching, advising and research that from a critical perspective on cultural heritage explore topics such as: authenticity, identity, ideology, ownership, commodification, culture and conflict, trauma and memorialization, indigenous rights, and hybridity and cosmopolitanism.

Applicants will have received a Ph.D. within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or Cultural Studies. Fellows will and teach two courses each year (which will be cross-listed in the Cogut Center’s Humanities course offerings). The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. Fellows will receive a stipend of $61,500, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by March 15, 2017.  Applications received by March 15, 2017 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at apply.interfolio.com/40133.  There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information click here…

Bursary places for CPD course on Traditional Slate and Tile Roofs

Understanding and Inspecting Traditional Slate and Tile Roofs
A two day CPD course introducing those involved in the specification and inspection of historic buildings to traditional roofing materials and methods. Held at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle on 8 & 9 February 2017.

A limited number of reduced price places (£90) are available for early career professionals, students and unwaged attendees. Contact Pete at heritagepractice@le.ac.uk to book a reduced price place.

PhD Research Opportunities 2017/18

For its intake of postgraduate research students, the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment is particularly keen to receive applications addressing the topics for Art and Design and for the Built Environment.

Applicants are also encouraged to contact the supervisor(s)/contact(s) associated with particular projects and research areas in sufficient time in advance of applying before the deadline of 24th February 2017, in order to receive feedback on their proposal drafts. Contact details for University staff can be found at ulster.ac.uk/staff/a-to-z/.

See the Application Guidance here…