Scholarship for a PhD in the Arts in Animation at Luca School of Arts/Kuleuven KU Leuven, Brussel Associated Faculty of the Arts Belgium



LUCA School of Arts is an educational and research environment in which creative talent can flourish and develop artistically and technically. It promotes artistic practice and creative design as well as the development of innovative insights. LUCA offers a wide range of bachelor and master courses and conducts research in visual arts, audiovisual arts, performing arts, music and design on campuses in Ghent, Leuven, Brussels and Genk. LUCA collaborates with the University of Leuven for its PhD program in the arts. While working with one or more supervisors and a research group at LUCA, our PhD students are enrolled at the University of Leuven which awards the degree of PhD in the Arts.



The Narrative Arts research group comprises doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in film, animation, graphic story-telling, performative and sound art practices. Narrative Arts, campus Brussels, is grouped within the larger LUCA research unit Intermedia. Narrative Arts is offering a PhD position for an artist-researcher in animation. The candidate should have an advanced creative practice in animation with an interest in experimental, expanded, reflective-mode, essay, associative, non-linear, conceptual, or critical animation.We encourage interdisciplinary and intermedial projects that integrate knowledge and perspectives from different research domains and activities. We are especially interested in projects that engage with the recuperation or examination of marginalized and contested histories, narratives and archives.The candidate will develop an integrated project that researches through, and reflects upon, animation.



  • You have a master's degree in art practice or a master's degree in another field with a strong artistic portfolio
  • Your practice has a clear research dimension and relevance for the project
  • You are willing to work in team and to play an active role within the research group
  • You have the skills to complete a comprehensive, long-term research project within the given time-frame of four years
  • You are willing to communicate on your research at conferences, through artistic presentations and through publications
  • You have the ambition to become an outstanding researcher and to share your knowledge in the higher arts education sector
  • You are willing to apply for additional funding if your artistic practice requires this


We offer a four-year doctoral scholarship at KU Leuven starting in October 2019. The initial contract covers 1 year. After positive evaluation, this can be extended with 1 year and subsequently with 2 years. The successful candidate will conduct doctoral research in the arts under the supervision of professor dr. Wendy Morris at LUCA School of Arts. The candidate will assist with teaching activities at LUCA (max. 120 hours/year) or will offer administrative support to the supervisor, the research group Narrative Arts or the research unit Intermedia (max. 240 hours/year).



We expect your written application before the deadline of 20 January 2019 
Your candidature contains: (1) a letter of motivation stating your qualifications and reasons for interest in the position, (2) a 2 page outline of your intended doctoral research project, (3) an artistic portfolio showing animation with links to the work, (4) a comprehensive CV which may include a list of publications and an overview of artistic presentations if applicable, (5) a copy of your highest university degree

Only complete candidatures will be accepted for evaluation. Uploaded documents cannot exceed 4 MB. If the portfolio require a higher resolution, please insert a hyperlink to an online portfolio.


Two-Stage Selection Procedure:

(1) A selection committee headed by prof. dr. Wendy Morris makes a first selection on the basis of the written applications submitted before 20 January 2019. In early February a shortlist of candidates will be invited for an interview in Brussels or a Skype interview if travel to Brussels is not possible. The selection committee will select one candidate. 


(2) The selected candidate will then further develop his or her PhD proposal under the guidance of prof. dr. Wendy Morris, who will become the candidate's PhD supervisor if the proposal is accepted. This final PhD application will be submitted to the PhD Committee of LUCA before the April deadline. The interview with the PhD Committee will take place in May 2019. 


The scholarship can only be allocated if the candidate has been accepted by the PhD Committee of LUCA School of Arts at the second stage. The selected candidate has no claim to the scholarship if his or her proposal has not been accepted by the PhD Committee.


More information about the PhD application procedure is available at:  For more information about the position contact


You can apply for this job no later than January 20, 2019 via the online application tool

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