CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
FULLY FUNDED PhD SCHOLARSHIP AT THE SCHOOL OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATION [SMC] PAN-ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY [PAU] IBEJU-LEKKI, LAGOS.
A fully funded PhD scholarship in Film Studies is available under the cooperation between the Pan-Atlantic University [Lagos, Nigeria] and Goethe Universität, Frankfurt. The scholarship is offered within the framework of the interdisciplinary research project, Cultural Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation in Africa and Asia [CEDITRAA], which is funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung.
The scholarship is tenable at the School of Media and Communication [SMC] Pan-Atlantic University [PAU], Ibeju Lekki; with research opportunities at the School’s Nollywood Study Centre.
Aim/objectives of the scholarship
The aim/objectives of the scholarship are contextualized within the over-all aim/objectives of PhD studies at the Pan-Atlantic University—i.e. ‘To contribute more fully to the cultural and creative industries through the dialectical process of interfacing conceptual/theoretical knowledge with practical experience where academic and industry-focused approaches to learning converge.’
Within this general context, the scholarship will specifically seek to contribute to and expand the sustainable framework that interrogates the inter-related issues of how Nollywood responds to the vectors of creativity, economics, ethics and technology; how Nollywood creates value, distributes value and earns value; and how Nollywood is integrating into the knowledge economy. In particular, the scholarship will seek to contextualize Nollywood’s practice of virtual reality against perceived international best practices.
Scope of the scholarship
The scholarship is for a period of three years; and is fully funded, with provisions for:
|Estimated living costs per annum||Naira||Euro|
|Accommodation on campus||900,000||1,989.9|
|Books and sundry research materials||100,000||221.1|
|Estimated cost of international student exchange trip||Naira||Euro|
|Accommodation and feeding||197,361.23||436.78|
PhD programme timeline
Applicants should be Nigerians who hold any of the following qualifications:
A signed and current CV in Times New Roman, 12 points [detailing the following: full name; contact details [permanent address , e-mail, phone number] date & place of birth; sex; marital status; schools attended, with dates; qualifications obtained, with dates; publications, with dates; film projects, with dates and roles; working experience, with dates; names and address of two referees].
The following documents should be attached to the CV:
Please note: the documents should be packaged into the following FIVE scanned pdf attachments and attached to the CV in this order:
CV and accompanying documents should be sent to: