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PhD studentship available (Centre for Social Informatics, Napier University)

Wed 23rd Dec, 2009

Applications are invited for a funded three-year PhD studentship within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University. The studentship will cover tuition fees to home/EU level, with the possibility of a standard living allowance (stipend) - currently £13,290 per annum for 2009/10 - becoming available. Overseas students are eligible to apply, but will be liable to pay the difference between home/EU and overseas fees. Note that fees are subject to change annually throughout the programme of study. Studentships are expected to start on 1st March 2010.

The Centre for Social Informatics undertakes research across a range of areas including the information society, social computing, eGovernment and eDemocracy, and knowledge management. We are particularly interested in applicants who would like to pursue research into a key information society issue, such as: the digital divide; surveillance; or national, regional or global information and digital media policies. Further details of the research areas and the research group’s activities can be found here. For an informal discussion please contact Dr Hazel Hall, Director, Centre for Social Informatics, h.hall [at] napier.ac.uk.

Applicants should hold a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or a Masters degree in a discipline relevant to the area of study. Applicants should submit a clear proposal for their proposed research programme that demonstrates an understanding of the background to the area and outlines the questions that the applicant is interested in researching. Candidates whose first language is not English must meet the University's English language requirements. An application form and more general details on research can be found here.

Please send all formal applications including a CV and a completed "Supplementary Personal Information Form" and "Tuition Fee Classification" Questionnaire" by Monday 18th January 2010 to:

Caroline Graham,
Research Office
Room 423
Craighouse Campus,
Edinburgh Napier University,
Edinburgh EH10 5LG

or by email to: researchdegrees@napier.ac.uk.