Active Consent Programme PhD Scholarship 2019-20

The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies (CASSCS) at NUI Galway is pleased to offer ONE postgraduate scholarship to support full-time PhD research within the Structured PhD in Drama and Theatre Studies programme under the supervision of Dr. Charlotte McIvor, commencing in September 2019.

The successful application will contribute through their PhD research to the ongoing work of the Active Consent Programme as part of a multidisciplinary research team involving collaboration between Drama and Theatre Studies, Psychology and Health Promotions. Funded by the Lifes2good Foundation with support from the National University of Ireland, Galway, the Active Consent Programme (2019-2023) has set the objective of unifying third-level, secondary school and sporting organisations’ provision of consent-focused sexual health education.

The successful PhD candidate will work actively with Dr Charlotte McIvor within the Creative Arts and Communications Unit which produces theatre, film, social media and other creative arts interventions as a key aspect of the Active Consent programme for use across these sectors. Prior practical theatre experience and/or facility with filmmaking and/or digital media techniques is particularly desired and should be outlined in the application.

Individual research proposals should address topics within one or more of the following themes:

  • The performance of gender and sexuality in historical and contemporary contexts
  • Young men and masculinity and contemporary forms of sexual expression as explored through theatre and performance approaches
  • The use of theatre, performance and the arts in sexual health education
  • Representations of rape, assault, consent, sexuality in professional and/or applied/participatory arts in historical and contemporary contexts
  • Influencing policy landscapes through theatre, performance, and the arts (ideally with connection to advocacy regarding gender, sexuality, consent and/or reducing sexual violence)
  • Measuring impact of theatre and performance in educational and/or applied/participatory arts practices
  • Feminist and collaborative performance practices aimed at social change
  • Intersectional/queer feminist approaches to theatre-making

Practice-as-research proposals that explore these themes are also welcome.

To discuss relevant topics, please contact Dr. Charlotte McIvor at


5pm GMT Monday, June 10, 2019

Application Process

ACP Scheme T&Cs 2019-20 Final
ACP Application Data 2019-20 Final
ACP-Project-Proposal-Form-2019-20 Final
ACP Reference Form Final

Useful Links

Galway Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2019/20

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies