The anniversary studentships are available within the Winchester Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace, and in the Centre for Information Rights.
Fully funded Studentship in the Winchester Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals wishing to undertake doctoral research with the high-profile Winchester Centre of Religions for Reconciliation and Peace.
The WCRRP is a vibrant and rapidly developing research centre that examines the role faith-based organisations, religious leaders and faith communities can play in peacebuilding and reconciliation processes. With a specific focus on practice-based research, this is an exciting opportunity to work in an area of academia that has the potential to make a significant and tangible impact on people directly affected by conflict around the world. We invite applications for students to undertake doctoral research in reconciliation and religious peacebuilding, and particularly welcome applications in the areas of:
- Middle Eastern approaches to reconciliation (with particular reference to Syria)
- Community reconciliation – the relationship between international peacebuilding and social cohesion in divided communities in the UK
- Monitoring and evaluation in religious peacebuilding
- Religious peacebuilding and policy formation
The studentship covers full-time academic fees for UK/EU students and an annual stipend. The award commences on 1 April 2016 and is for up to three years full-time. Renewal of the studentship each year is subject to satisfactory academic progress. The stipend for 2015/16 is £14,057.
Please contact Dr Mark Owen, WCRRP Director, for more information on this project. For application information, see below.
Fees-only PhD studentship in the Winchester Centre for Information Rights in collaboration with the UK’s Office for National Statistics
Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals wishing to undertake doctoral research with the Winchester Centre for Information Rights in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics.
The Centre for Information Rights (CIR) is a vibrant and rapidly developing research centre within the Department of Law. The CIR examines the overlap between information and privacy law, and new technologies and methods of data analysis. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. ONS’s Big Data team provides a leading role exploring the potential of Big Data and associated methods and technologies within Government, including work involving Twitter data, web scraping of prices and data from mobile phones.
With a specific focus on practice-based research, this is an exciting opportunity to work in an area of academia which has the potential to make a significant and tangible impact on the ongoing debate about the involvement of Government in Big Data. Students will have the opportunity to work with the ONS Big Data team on an advisory basis.
Project proposals are particularly welcomed on:
- Questions involving Big Data
- Government and the State
- Legal, ethical and public perception issues
- Controversial types of data mining (such as use of Twitter data and mobile phone data)
The studentship covers full-time academic fees for UK/EU students. The award commences on 1 April 2016 and is for up to three years full-time. Renewal of the studentship each year is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
Please contact the Director of Studies, Prof. David Birks, for more information about this project.
For both studentships
Applicants must hold a first class or upper second Bachelor's degree in a relevant arts or social science subject and/or a Master's degree (or equivalent professional experience) and be able to demonstrate successful completion of appropriate initial research training.
Students who hold Master's level qualifications from outside the UK must send copies of their diplomas and copies of their transcripts to the PGR team at the Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre (with a certified translation into English of their transcript if this is not in English).
- The deadline for applications is 28 February 2016
- Interviews to be held in the second week of March 2016
- Awards commence on 1 April 2016 and are for up to three years full-time. Annual renewal of the studentship is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
- The successful applicant for each studentship will be required to attend a two-day induction event (date TBA).
Please complete Form A (see below) and initially email it to us, followed by a hard copy posted to:
Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre
University of Winchester
Winchester SO22 4NR
- Form A– Project Proposal (including names and addresses of two academic referees)
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