Dr. Tube

You love learning, but you also love the Simpsons. Will the two passions ever meet?

Have no fear, the Ph.D. in TV is here.

And it comes with a big fat scholarship to boot…


Corus Entertainment Ph.D. Fellowship in Television Studies
University of Alberta

The Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta is pleased to
announce the establishment of the Corus Entertainment Ph.D. Fellowship
in Television Studies commencing September 2009. The fellowship is
worth $10,000 per year and is eligible for renewal subject to
successful progress through the program of study. Applicants should be
working within the broader area of critical-cultural television
studies. However, the specific area of research interest is open (i.e.
industry analysis, audience reception, fandom, textual criticism,
convergence culture, etc.).

The successful applicant will also receive the Sociology department’s
standard PhD funding package. This includes four years of GaP funding
initially worth approximately $21,500 per academic year as well as
nomination for the Provost’s Doctoral Entrance Award which covers
tuition. The University of Alberta also offers numerous competitive
doctoral grants and awards and the department’s graduate students have
a notably high success rate in securing both on-campus and national
research grants. International students are eligible to apply for the

The deadline for application is April 30, 2009. It is anticipated that
the decision to award the scholarship will be made no later than May
15, 2009.

Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with
additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television
broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The
company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W
Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can
Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107.

Questions about the fellowship or letters of interest should be
addressed to:

Dr. Serra Tinic
Associate Professor, Media Studies
Department of Sociology, Tory 5-21
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H4 Canada
Email: serra.tinic@ualberta.ca
Tel. 780.492.0480

Questions about applying to the Ph.D. program should be addressed to:

Dr. William Johnston
Associate Chair, Graduate
Department of Sociology
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H4 Canada
Email: william.johnston@ualberta.ca