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ICASP Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistantships: Call for Applications 2013-14

Below is information on the 2013-2014 Call for Applications for ICASP Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistantships.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2013


The Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice (ICASP) project is an international research project exploring musical improvisation as a model for social change. The project plays a leading role in defining a new field of interdisciplinary research to shape political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action. It brings together a dynamic international research team from twenty universities; provides exciting opportunities for students and postdoctoral fellows through its work program and summer institutes; provides information-sharing opportunities through its on-line journal, colloquia, website, and publications; and fosters innovative partnerships with more than twenty community-based organizations. ICASP project research focuses on issues raised by seven areas related to improvisation: law and justice, pedagogy, social policy, transcultural understanding, gender and the body, text and media, and social aesthetics.

Position Descriptions

ICASP is currently accepting applications for Graduate & Undergraduate Research Assistants for Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Winter 2014. Interviews will be held in April 2013 for the following positions:

  • 1) Proofreading/Copywriting for academic journal, research website, and various project documents
  • 2) Website Content Generation
  • 3) Administrative and Research Assistants
  • 4) Policy paper development and analysis
  • 5) Public Relations Support
  • 6) Videography and Digital Media Editing – experience with Final Cut Pro an asset

    Research stipends may be available to graduate students actively working in the area of improvisation, community, and social practice.

    To apply

    Interested candidates should address a CV and cover letter to Dr. Ajay Heble, c/o by no later than April 5, 2013. GRA and URA positions are limited to University of Guelph students.

    For full details on the call for applications, please view this pdf file with more information.

  • Improvisation is a human right

    – Muhal Richard Abrams