PhD Studentship in Designing for Digital Neighbourhoods at Plymouth University in UK, 2013/14

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Plymouth University is providing three year full time PhD studentship for UK, EU and international students in UK. Studentship is provided for a research project to explore how to achieve socially sustainable digital neighbourhoods. Applicants should have a Masters qualification in Architecture, Urban Design, Interaction Design, HCI, Anthropology or another related discipline. Applicants would be expected to have a clear interest in the impacts of technologies on the use of public space and on social networks, and an ability to undertake cross-disciplinary research with a strong spatial component. Application should be submitted till 16th September 2013.. The aim of the project is to develop and implement a design proposal for a neighbourhood to connect online spaces and physical spaces. This will explore how such an intervention can contribute to integrating local places with online networks. The project will work as part of the broader research that aims to develop a model for public spaces that engage people through their digital social networks that will impact on planning and policy for regional ICT access and neighbourhood settings. . Studentship is available for pursuing PhD degree level at Plymouth University in UK.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? Applicants should have a Masters qualification in Architecture, Urban Design, Interaction Design, HCI, Anthropology or another related discipline. Applicants would be expected to have a clear interest in the impacts of technologies on the use of public space and on social networks, and an ability to undertake cross
· disciplinary research with a strong spatial component. Strong analytical skills are desirable, as is experience of conducting fieldwork and an ability to work independently. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills. We will actively support students in disseminating the results of their work and the development of their academic career.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The studentship pays for fees (at the Home/EU student rate) and provides a £13,726 per year stipend for the student for three years.  To be automatically eligible for full fees and stipend, candidates must be a UK/EU national who has been ordinarily resident in the EU for the previous 3 years. Overseas applicants are eligible, but must fund the £9,690 difference in fees between the Overseas rate (currently £13,640 per annum) and Home/EU student rate.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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