Applications are now open.
Richie Hawtin has just announced a brand new scholarship in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield. ‘The Richie Hawtin Ph.D. Scholarship in Electronic Music, Cultures, and Production’ will be awarded in his name, and the recipient will receive personal tutoring from Hawtin himself.
“I’m honoured to continue my relationship with the University of Huddersfield and participate in their Ph.D. scholarship program. My hope is to offer my experience and insight into the many areas of Techno culture which I’ve been involved in over the past thirty years. To assist in a student’s exploration of the past and inner workings of our industry and help them offer new critical analysis from a contemporary perspective,” says Hawtin about the scholarship.
“There is huge scope for research within this Ph.D.,” says Professor Rupert Till, the University’s Head of Department of Music and Design Arts. “It could be anything within music such as electronic music, dance music, club music, DJ culture or even around composition or analysis. Richie has set up his own labels; technology companies; an investment fund; a sake brand; has run a residency in Ibiza; and written many genre-defining albums. This is a wonderful opportunity to tap into his knowledge and experience.”
The scholarship start date is set for September 2023, and applications are now open, with the process closing on February 10.