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Graduate Recruitment Award in Game Studies at Concordia University

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Call for Applications

Recruitment Award for Doctoral Candidates in Digital Game Studies at Concordia University

The Centre for Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) invites applications for the TAG-IMMERSe Research Bursary, in support of a Doctorate in Digital Game Studies at Concordia University in Montréal. The bursary is available for a maximum of $15,000 CDN/year for up to three years. For promising candidates, it may be combined with other fellowships and entrance awards, including the TAG Merit award (valued at $10,000/yr). Details of the award package may vary for each successful applicant.

This recruitment award is specifically designed to support humanities-based research with the Concordia unit of IMMERSe, a federal research network focused on digital games and interactivity, funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant hosted at the University of Waterloo. The award is tenable for doctoral projects consistent with the Concordia unit’s research mandate within the network on narrative and games, player storytelling and narrative cultures, and the craft of game writing (see also

To be eligible for the bursary, students must work under the supervision of Darren Wershler, Jason Camlot, Bart Simon or Mia Consalvo, and be accepted in one of the following PhD programs at Concordia: The PhD in Humanities program (, The Individualized Program in Game Studies and Design (, or the PhD in Social and Cultural Analysis (

In addition to a complete application to one of the PhD programs listed above, interested students must submit a package containing the following documents to Dr. Darren Wershler [] by January 15, 2014: Letter of intent, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a representative sample of your most current work. This can include academic essays, research/creation papers, conference papers, game mods, complete video games or game elements.

To learn more about the TAG Centre, see

To learn more about the IMMERSe network, see

For all inquiries about this recruitment award, please contact Dr. Darren Wershler:

For inquiries about graduate admissions, please contact the specific program administrators or the Concordia School of Graduate Studies: 2145 Mackay Street (S 105), Montreal, Quebec H3G 2J2, Canada Telephone: +1 514-848-2424 ext. 3800 Fax: +1 514-848-2812