Last few days to apply! Sorry for X-postings. BIG EARS sonic art for public ears CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 8 funded studentships available ! The Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen's University Belfast is calling for applications from doctoral students across the UK (at any stage of their research) with a music/sonic arts/performance background, in particular from those researchers with an interest in new technologies. ʻBIG EARS sonic art for public earsʼ is an AHRC funded initiative and runs from 8 - 11 March 2012 with the aim of delivering training in communication skills, public engagement and hands-on experience for researchers to link with audiences facilitated by Northern Ireland's leading children's arts organisation and the Belfast Childrenʼs Festival.<http://www.belfastchildrensfestival.com/> PhD researchers will work closely with local children and will showcase the outcomes that were designed during the course. The showcase will be a public event on the 11th March 2012 to be staged at SARC, a cutting-edge space, geared towards new technological developments. Candidates are required to submit a 500-word statement, two references and apply online through www.somasa.qub.ac.uk/~BigEars/index2.html<http://www.somasa.qub.ac.uk/~BigEars/index2.html> The deadline for applications is 1 December 2011. Contact: Dr. Franziska Schroeder f.schroeder@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:f.schroeder@xxxxxxxxx> Please pass on to UK research students !