The Elizabeth Wood Research Fellowship in Musicology

University of Adelaide
July 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:$50,000
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Associate Professor Sally Macarthur PhD (Adjunct) donated $50,000 to the University of Adelaide in 2022 to establish a research fellowship in Musicology; named in honour of world-renowned musicologist Dr Elizabeth Wood BA (Hons) 1971, PhD in musicology 1980. Elizabeth Wood's work includes the first history of Australian opera and a series of critical studies of Ethel Smyth. A Fulbright Scholar and National Endowment for the Humanities (USA) Fellow, she received the Tormore prize (Adelaide) and Philip Brett Award (AMS) for her pathbreaking essays in gay and lesbian musicology, and a New York State Council on the Arts award for her journalism in regional arts.


Applicants must be university graduates with a doctorate; or university graduates in the final year of their doctorate (who provide evidence of intended submission date within that year) to conduct research in musicology and/ or ethnomusicology.


The Fellowship will be for one year and has a stipend of $40,000. The Fellowship will be paid as a stipend in 2 equal instalments of $20,000 made at the beginning of each semester and will cover living expenses, travel expenses and any other reasonable expenses to facilitate the completion of the fellowship including any ancillary fees. A contribution of up to $10,000 will be available for the fellow towards travel and accommodation costs related to relocation of the fellow to undertake the fellowship. While The University of Adelaide will be the resident campus for the duration of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be permitted to travel and to be anywhere as required for the research, and as approved by the University.

To apply:

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Professor Anna Goldsworthy by no later than 31st July 2023 with the name of the scholarship in the subject heading. Please ensure that you include all of the following documents:

  • Degree certificates (tesamurs)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae (including the details of two referees)
  • Document of no longer than 500 words, that identifies the theme of the research, the purpose and benefit of the research, and the proposed start and end time of the fellowship (including submission of the final report).

    Below is a list of the themes:

  • Cultures of Musical Research in the Contemporary University.
  • Musical Networks: Exchanges and Migrations
  • Digital Humanities and Music Research.
  • Any other theme(s) as determined by the Directorate, Musicology & Ethnomusicology Hub.
  • For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, contact:

    Professor Anna Goldsworthy Director, Elder Conservatorium of Music E: [email protected]


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