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Children's Book Illustration PhD project opportunities

Find out more about self-funded PhD projects in areas where we already have supervisors active and engaged in the research topic in Cambridge School of Art.

Supervisory team

Prof Martin Salisbury
Dr. Katherina Manolessou
Dr Becky Palmer
Dr Nanette Hoogslag

Project outline

We seek proposals for practice-based research projects within the broad field of illustration, visual storytelling and picturebook-making but with a particular focus on emergent illustration practices within the context of visual communication. Research projects are welcomed from high level practitioners and researchers within the widest area of visual communication.

Where you'll study



This project is self-funded.

Details of studentships for which funding is available are selected by a competitive process and are advertised on our jobs website as they become available.

Next steps

If you have an enquiry about applying for a research degree, please email [email protected]

For administrative enquiries about our research courses please email [email protected]

Responsibility for the administration of research degrees is held by the Doctoral School.

If you have an idea for a project that does not align with one of the pre-defined projects above, please contact us at [email protected]