The Feilman Foundation First Fleet Restoration PhD Scholarship is open to a PhD applicant wishing to complete their research with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in the restoration of historic keyboards and pianos. The scholarship provides a stipend of $35,000 per annum and a research budget of $15,000 per annum (primarily for travel costs), for up to four years.
Edith Cowan University has become the custodian of internationally-significant collection of historic keyboards from the 18th to 20th centuries. The university has embarked on a major project of research and restoration, including a fundraising campaign under the banner “Founding Pianos.”
The Feilman Foundation First Fleet Restoration PhD Scholarship will be responsible for documenting and researching the restoration process, including extensive engagement with master restorers, technicians, and instrument-builders. The goals of the scholarship are to:
This project would require cross-disciplinary enquiry, including (but not limited to) Performing Arts (1904), Historical Studies (2103), and Curatorial and Related Studies (20120)—especially Heritage and Cultural Conservation (210202) and Museum Studies (210204).
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
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