EPSRC funded PhD opportunities - Digital Civics

11 Doctoral Training Studentships in Digital Civics 
Newcastle University, UK 

We have 11 fully funded four-year doctoral studentships in Digital Civics (commencing September 2014) and are seeking applicants with a passion for civic life, an interest in how digital technologies can be used to support citizens and communities, and an undergraduate or masters level education in one of the constituent disciplines of our new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics: computer science, design, education, health sciences, planning and architecture, politics and social science. 

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Digital Civics at Newcastle University will train a minimum of 55 doctoral students (5 annual intakes of at least 11 students) in the design, deployment and evaluation of community-driven digital technologies and services. Whether it is through the redesign local services with communities, or rethinking how citizens can and do interact with local government, technology innovation and design has a critical role to play in enabling digitally connected citizens and communities. 

The CDT is a unique partnership between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council and Northumberland County Council, and a range of local, national and global industry and third sector partners. The CDT aims to deliver applied research training for doctoral researchers and includes a program of intensive training and research, and internships and placements at some of the world’s leading charities, companies and universities. 

For more information: http://digitalcivics.org.uk/ 
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