The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding 410 PhD studentships over a five year period to excellent research students in the arts and humanities. A collaboration between Birmingham City University, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University, and the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham, the partnership provides research candidates with cross-institutional mentoring, expert supervision including cross-institutional supervision where appropriate, subject specific and generic training, and professional support in preparing for a career. The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR) at Birmingham City University is inviting applications from students whose research interests include: • Popular Music Culture and Music Industries Innovation • Jazz Studies • Radio Studies • Sexuality and Gender • Fandom, Fan Practices and Cult Media • Online Culture, including Game Culture • Media for Social Change, especially in the Arab Region • Community Media, Hyperlocal Media and Media Activism • Media and Cultural History, Archives and Heritage • Creative Industries, Cultural Policy and Cultural Work • Media Education Please send initial expressions of interest and research proposals firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 9th December 2013. The deadline for completed applications is Thursday 9th January 2014 at 12 noon. For more information about work in the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, go to: • www.interactivecultures.org <http://www.interactivecultures.org/> • www.screencultures.org <http://www.screencultures.org/> • www.mediaforsocialchange.org.uk <http://www.mediaforsocialchange.org.uk/> www.bcu.ac.uk/research/-centres-of-excellence/centre-for-media-and-culture-s tudies For full details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas, please visitwww.midlands3cities.ac.uk <http://visitwww.midlands3cities.ac.uk/> or email@example.com.