Jobs and Funding

For current academic and research-related jobs in ethnomusicology, as well as other music-related disciplines and fields of music studies, including MPhil/PhD studentships and other research funding for students, you can search the following websites:


The Postgraduate Studentships website provides up-to-date information on PhD and other doctoral funding in music.

You may also find relevant information about research funding in music on the websites of the following organisations and funding bodies:

Below is a list of other funding opportunities in areas of interest to ethnomusicologists. Alternatively, you may search the Research Professional website for potential funding opportunities. 


Wellcome Trust, GB

This scheme enables the most promising students to undertake in depth postgraduate training. Studentships include a stipend, PhD registration fees at UK/EU student rate, laboratory rotation expenses in the first year, research expenses for years two to four, travel, and transferable-skills training.

Award amount max: Not specified
Closing date: No deadline



State University of Campinas & University of São Paulo, Brazil

We are looking for promising candidates for 4 (four) Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Ethnomusicology/Anthropology of Music. The Fellowships are linked to the FAPESP Thematic Project 2016/05318-7 “Local Musicking – new pathways for ethnomusicology”. Two fellowships, working with Professor Suzel A Reily, will be based at the State University of Campinas Arts Institute (IA-Unicamp); two fellowships, working with Professor Rose Satiko Hikiji, will be based at the University of São Paulo Laboratory of Image and Sound (LISA-USP).

Summary of the Thematic Project:

This Thematic Project (TP) aims to investigate how music produces locality and how it is produced by locality. By focusing on the locality of the musical activity, we call attention to the role of music in articulating this context, regardless of the origin of the style in question. Localities are dynamic settings; they are points of continuous encounter between people, ideas, practices, technologies, and objects that converge in the locality over time. The specificity of a locality derives more from its relationships to other localities than from its isolation. Here, we aim to document how musical engagement articulates with the social interactions that occur during musicking, whether the participants are amateurs or professionals. The project, therefore, focuses on the investigation of the relations between music and locality in terms of the people involved in musicking.

TP Subthemes:

• Musicking and the production of locality;

• Localities, encounters and connections in local musicking;

• Learning, transmission and preparation;

• Technologies of local musicking.

For further particulars, please go to: or contact Suzel Reily: