Deadline: 1 June 2023
Eligibility: The scholarship will be awarded to a new applicant who has applied for admission to our Masters by Research degree in Music, commencing in September 2023.
Pamela Jackson was Hon. Secretary to the Friends of St Cecilia's Hall and Museum between 2008 and 2011, and took the helm as Chair from 2011 until her death in 2017. She left a generous legacy for the Friends of St Cecilia's Hall and Museum to establish a scholarship with which to develop new knowledge in the field of Musical Instrument Research.
This scholarship is open every two years to fund one scholar with a full course fee and stipend up to one year full-time. The fund can alternatively be split equally over two years for a part-time study model.
The Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who has a confirmed place to study a postgraduate MScR degree in Music at the University of Edinburgh, commencing in the September of the academic year 2023/24.
We are offering one scholarship which is available for from the UK (£28,068) or from overseas (£44,768). These awards will be tenable for one academic year and will cover the cost of your tuition fee with any remaining funds being awarded towards living costs. Pro-rata equivalent for part-time study over 2 years.
All scholarship award holders are expected to be energetic members of our postgraduate community, and will engage with opportunities to present their work to the wider student and staff body during the period covered by their award. Award holders will also engage with the activities of the Friends of St Cecilia’s Hall, offering a presentation of their research and/or contributing to the newsletter, ‘Soundboard’.
The scholarship will be awarded to a new applicant who has applied for admission to our Masters by Research degree in Music, commencing in September 2023.
Applicants must have, or expect to obtain, the equivalent of a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level.
Only students with a confirmed place on the Music MScR degree are eligible for this award. Applications will be considered from UK/Overseas applicants wishing to study full-time/part-time learning programmes. Part-time study is not available for overseas applicants.
Applicants for the scholarship must present a proposal for a research project, appropriate to a one-year MScR degree, which places working with the Musical Instrument Collection at its heart. For information about the Collection, see the Collections website.
Proposals by applicants from any musical background or heritage are welcome. Various approaches and disciplines will be considered, provided that the Collection is the principal basis for the musical instrument research or performance. These areas may include but are not limited to: organology, musicology, performance studies, physics, acoustics, composition, music technology.
The output of the project will be determined in part by the scope and aims of the proposal, but may include: a dissertation; a portfolio of performances paired with a dissertation; or a scientific report, including theoretical and experimental work.
The proposal should demonstrate an openness to participate in the postgraduate community in Music at Edinburgh College of Art. For example, contributing to the Music Research Seminar Series, concerts or other public and student-led events.
The scholarship deadline is Thursday 1st June 2023, 23:59 BST.
To apply for the scholarship, and gain access to the scholarship application system, applicants must have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh. Please note that, following the submission of an application for admission, it can take up to five working days for all system checks to be completed and for access to be granted. Please therefore apply for the MScR programme by no later than Thursday 25th May 2023.
The online scholarship application form is located in EUCLID and can be accessed via MyEd our web based information portal.
When logging in to MyEd, you will need your University User Name and password. If you require assistance, please go to the support guidance pages.
Students will hear of the outcome of their application by mid July 2023.
Enquiries about this scholarship can be made to Dr Jenny Nex in the first instance: email@example.com
Enquiries about MScR applications can be made to the ECA PGR administrative team: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is to be noted there will be a preference towards projects relating to keyboard instruments to reflect Pamela Jackson’s interests, but this is not an essential requirement.