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[CALL] Fully funded PhDs at University of Nottingham

PhD Studentships

Closing Date
Friday, 4th April 2014
Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute

Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute – Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training in My Life in Data

The Horizon My Life in Data Centre for Doctoral Training will train a community of PhD students with the interdisciplinary skills to address the challenge of digital identity and personal data for the 21st century.

In collaboration with industry and international partners, our students will establish the technologies, applications and principles to enable citizens to construct their digital identities from personal data and effectively manage them to derive economic and social value.

We are interested in students from a wide variety of backgrounds including computer science, engineering, human factors, psychology, sociology, business, geography, social science and the arts, providing they have an excellent first degree and can demonstrate an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research.

Students will be recruited onto one of three pathways; institutional, international or industry.Our industry research themes for this round include Communities, identities and place,Curating traveller identity,Digital identities for personalised media experiences, Intelligent mobility, Introducing a social perspective to future digital identity products, Data analytics for digital identity, The contextual footprint at work and Augmenting fast-moving consumer goods in the home to support sustainable living and wellbeing, and personal data to encourage wellbeing. More information on pathways and themes can be found in the application pack available from Adverts with international and institutional themes will follow in later recruitment rounds.

Our students will benefit from:

  • A fully-funded four-year PhD programme that integrates a leading-edge research project with research training in interdisciplinary skills.
  • A personalised pathway through this programme that enables students to gain a balance of skills across key technology areas, future applications and human and societal issues.
  • Training in innovation and ingenuity to equip students for careers in industry, from global companies to start-ups.
  • An internship with one of our partners.
  • Regular seminars and meetings with industry representatives to develop contacts with future employers.
  • An enhanced stipend of £16,000 per annum as well as a personal laptop.
  • Supervision from international leaders in the associated disciplines.
  • Career guidance support tailored to individual needs.
  • Office and laboratory space on Nottingham’s award-winning Jubilee Campus.

We have funding for UK/Home/EU/International students. Places are also available for those in receipt of four year independent funding/scholarships.

Further information can be found on the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training website; Informal enquiries may be addressed to Miss E Juggins, tel: 0115 823 2316 or Email:

Application forms are available from Miss E Juggins or downloadable from should be returned by email with a detailed CV, transcript, copy references and a statement of research interests to  Please quote ref: SCI1362.

Closing date: 4 April 2014.  Shortlisting date: 14 April 2014.   Interview date: 6 May 2014.