Eduardo Coutinho - Researcher
Psychoacoustic cues to Emotion in Music and Speech;
The types of emotions elicited by music and underlying mechanisms
The modulatory effects of individual, contextual and cultural factors in emotional experiences with music
Computational models of emotions;
Machine Learning (Neural Networks)
Other interests: Sound ecology, algorithmic composition, hybrid music systems, interactive environments
Applications are invited for postgraduate funding (Masters and PhDs) for programmes commencing in October 2015, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) via the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP). Further details have posted here
Amount available: tuition fees + £14,057 maintenance grant (amount subject to confirmation from RCUK).
Deadline: 12th February 2016
Details of the call
This scheme aims to provide career development opportunities for early career researchers (less than five years since their doctoral viva) who have a proven record of research but have not held a full-time permanent academic post in the UK. This scheme will enable Fellows to undertake a significant piece of publishable work and should lead to a more permanent academic position.
The Leverhulme Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow's total salary costs up to a maximum of £24,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Given the prestige of the awards, each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 to further his/her research activities.
Fellowships are tenable for three years on a full-time basis. The Leverhulme Trust will support requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period for childcare commitments. Fellowships should commence between 1st September 2016 and 1st May 2017. Please note that approximately 100 Fellowships will be available in 2016.
The next round will open on 1st January 2016, though guidance is already available on the Leverhulme Trust website. The deadline is 10th March 2016.
Please find full details on the Leverhulme Trust website.
Internal process for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Call opens – 1st January 2016
Deadline for applications to Schools – 25th January 2016 Applicants notified by – 12th February 2016
Deadline for Leverhulme Trust – 10th March 2016
Departmental Research Leads will be the first point of contact for potential applicants and will help them identify mentors if they have not already done so. Leads will also support applicants in developing their applications, including peer-review and mentoring, to enhance the quality and chance of success. Interested applicants should contact the appropriate Departmental Research Lead at the earliest opportunity to start working on their application. The School Research and Finance Team will provide guidance as for a standard funding application, including costs etc.
Applications will be submitted by Departmental Research Leads to School Research and Finance Teams by 25th January 2016, along with a statement of support from the host Department (as expected for the full submission).
Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Research and Impact Committee, where final decisions will be made. Feedback collated through peer-review and panel discussion will be passed on to applicants to enhance proposals selected for submission to the Leverhulme Trust and to support those not selected in making future applications for external funding. Given the competitive nature of this scheme, the Faculty expects to submit up to 6 applications to the 2016 call and decisions will be based on quality, regardless of discipline.
Applicants selected to submit proposals to the Leverhulme Trust will continue to be supported to develop their application, in light of feedback from the Faculty Research and Impact Committee, by School and Departmental Research Teams.
Departmental of Music Research Lead: Professor Sara Cohen