Sound–Resounds: Research and Sonic Production Opportunity

October 31, 2017

Central European University’s (CEU) “Sound Relations” Project, funded by the Intellectual Themes Initiative, seeks a talented and highly motivated CEU student or alum to conduct research on the special audio collections of the Blinken Open Society Archives at CEU. The full description of the call is attached.

Application deadline is November 15th.

Description of the task:

The research will require the exploration and study of audio collections and will lead to the production of original audio materials. The chosen researcher will have access to one or more of seven selected audio collections. In a three-month period, the researchers will have conceived and produced original audio outputs based on the collections (e.g. a podcast mini-series, audio documentaries, soundscape, sound installation). The final material will form a key component within CEU’s podcast library, to be launched in December 2017.


The project is open to all PhD students and alumni (both MA and PhD).Permission must be granted by each applicant’s supervisor (if the applicant’s supervisor is not based at the same department, then approval must be sought from the department head/chair). Students shortlisted for an interview will be required to solicit a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

Applicants seeking collaborative partners (e.g. for archive specific, language or creative reasons) are encouraged to contact Zsuzsa Zadori, Senior Audio-visual Archivist ( and the Sound Relations team ( prior to submitting their application. Familiarity with audio technologies (e.g. editing software, recording equipment) is not required. Information on audio technologies will be available on selected dates prior to the commencement of the research.

Project Dates
December 2017 – February 2018 (some flexibility is possible)

To apply applicants must submit:

  • The concept of proposed research based on the selected collections (see below)
  • A work plan including a timeline outlining plan to undertake the research and audio production
  • The proposed research output(s)
  • A (short) CV

Enquiries on further information may be addressed to with ‘Sound–Resounds enquiry’ and your name in the subject line.

Please send your complete application package to: with ‘Sound–Resounds application’ and your name in the subject line.