Please circulate – PhD studentships at UEL – full tuition fees, a generous stipend and access to a research training grant

If anyone on this network wishes to put in an application around topics such as virality, contagion theory, affect theory, assemblages etc. please feel free to make contact with me here.

University of East London – Excellence PhD Studentships

University of East London (UEL) invites applications from highly qualified and motivated students, for twenty Excellence PhD Studentships starting in September 2015. The Excellence PhD Studentships are the premier postgraduate merit studentship at UEL and provides full tuition fees, a generous stipend and access to a research training grant.

UEL is an innovative academic community, delivering high-quality applied research that is impact-led, intellectually stimulating, socially relevant and for public good. In the recent REF2014, UEL was ranked in the top 10 of modern UK universities, with almost 20 per cent of its research classified as world-leading and 95 per cent deemed at least at an internationally-recognised level. The university was particularly strong in the areas of allied health, art and design, cultural and media studies, psychology, and sociology. We are also developing and encouraging excellence in STEM related areas.

UELs research efforts are shaped by its location, East London, one of the most diverse regions in the UK undergoing rapid urban transformation that presents both challenges and opportunities for thinking and acting out city futures. In addition London is at the heart of a rich global landscape and UEL is entwined into this landscape through its research engagement with areas of central and local government, science, technology, education, health, and arts.

The Excellence PhD Studentships are central to the University’s interdisciplinary strategic research interests in SMART, healthy, liveable and resilient cities. In particular, UEL is keen to strengthen its research in: big data and smarter cities; business and environmental sustainability; health and wellbeing; role of media, arts and culture in future cities; social and spatial justice; social and cultural questions around borders, migration and refugees; technology enhanced learning; and urban resource efficiency.

The Excellence PhD Studentships will be available across all seven academic schools at UEL. While we encourage applications in the research areas described above, we will welcome applications in any area of research strength at UEL (please visit respective academic school websites to identify other research areas that maybe of interest).

At UEL, PhD researchers will be supported by a community of scholars and teachers committed to their timely progress and development as professional researchers with publishable outputs, well-trained practitioners, and effective teachers.

Funding

The studentship is for a period of three years with a maintenance allowance of £16,057 for the 2015-16 academic year, plus a training bursary of £2,000. The candidate will be expected to register at the start of the Autumn term 2015.

*Applicants from outside the UK/EU are eligible to apply for the studentship on the understanding that they pay the difference between the full time cost of UK/EU and International fees.

Additional Information

Prior to making your application you are encouraged to identify a UEL school and supervisor which matches your area of interest. Details of school staff and their research and supervisory interests can be found by browsing the school pages on the university’s website. Simply visit http://www.uel.ac.uk<http://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/clk/290242411;117402199;u> and click on ‘Schools’ on the homepage.

Informal enquiries about the studentships should be addressed in the first instance to the Graduate School at UEL.

To further discuss your application please contact Ben Whitham in the Graduate School at pgrenquires@uel.ac.uk<mailto:pgrenquires@uel.ac.uk> or by telephone on 020 8223 6274.

Information on submitting an application can be found under ‘How to Apply’ on the studentships page of our website: http://www.uel.ac.uk/studentships

The closing date for completed applications is 24th May 2015. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 29th June 2015.

To apply please cut and paste the link:

http://www2.uel.ac.uk/study/pgr/funding/home_students/funding-_pgr/studentships/?utm_campaign=phd-studentships-2015&utm_source=jobs.ac.uk&utm_medium=job-posting&utm_content=studentships&utm_term=smrs&utm_term=117402199-290242412-0

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About Virality

Tony D. Sampson is Reader in Digital Culture and Communications at the University of East London. A former musician, he studied computer technology and cultural theory before receiving a PhD in sociology from the University of Essex. His publications include The Spam Book, coedited with Jussi Parikka (Hampton Press, 2009), Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and Affect and Social Media (Rowman and Littlefield, due 2018). He is organizer and host of the Affect and Social Media conferences in the UK, a co-founder of Club Critical Theory and Director of the EmotionUX Lab at UEL. He occasionally blogs at: https://viralcontagion.wordpress.com/ Full academic profile: https://www.uel.ac.uk/Staff/s/tony-sampson
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