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[ecrea] Fully-funded PhD scholarship at The Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking

Mon Apr 09 22:09:38 GMT 2018

Fully-funded PhD scholarship at The Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking

*The Project*
We invite applications for one full-time, funded PhD in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University. The scholarships cover fees and offer a stipend of £15,000 p.a. for three years. We welcome proposals in all areas of research relevant to The Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking, but are particularly interested in applications which relate to one or more of the following:
• care and digital technologies
• digital storytelling and art (including digital journalism)
• performance and new technologies

We are happy to support a practice-based research proposal.

Further information about  The Centre’s projects and staff research interests can be found at:

*The Candidate*
You should have a first or upper second class honours degree in an appropriate area such as theatre, digital media, journalism or related fields.

Key skills and selection criteria:

• Good relevant first or upper second class honours degree
• Evidence of interest and experience in the highlighted areas
• Experience of software packages e.g. Microsoft Office.
• Ability to research subjects using libraries, the internet and other information resources. • Ability to communicate in writing and verbally, the outcomes of the work to commercial industrial and scientific audiences. • Able to demonstrate an understanding of equality and diversity and their practical applications.

*Award Details*
The 3 year studentship is funded by The Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking  and leads to the degree of PhD in Arts. The Studentship provides a tax-free maintenance allowance of up to £15,000.00 pa and includes tuition fees payable to the University. The studentship will also come with the opportunity of disseminating research outcomes on National and International conferences. The successful candidate will join an active research team. The chance to teach LSBU students will also be given to the successful candidate.

*Application Procedure*
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Elena Marchevska <mailto:(marcheve /at/> Interested applicants should apply via UKPASS <> by 5 p.m. on 27th April 2018, quoting reference DST001

A shortlist of candidates will be invited for an interview and the successful candidate will be selected for an award in accordance with the University’s postgraduate admission requirements and meet the eligibility of Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997.

*London South Bank University (LSBU)*
London South Bank University is a dynamic, inner-city university with a diverse multi-cultural population of some 17,000 students and around 1700 staff. For over 100 years the university has provided top quality teaching and learning, underpinned by relevant research and delivered in an environment that is focussed on the needs of its students and the great capital city of London. Our students and staff come from every part of the community and from all over the world, making our campus truly multicultural. The courses offered here are flexible and closely linked to the needs of industry and the professions, with particular specialities in health (nursing and allied health professions); computing, internet and multimedia, engineering, applied science and sports science; architecture, construction and estate management; business studies, management, tourism, hospitality and law; social sciences, arts, media studies, digital media and video production; English and a new exciting programme of Combined Honours degrees.

*The School of Art and Creative Industries *
The School has an established track-record of delivering courses that offer core academic knowledge alongside applied professional knowledge. This approach ensures our graduates have the right skills and competencies to compete successfully for jobs, and have the potential to lead innovation within their sectors. We understand the importance of the digital age, and within LSBU we have internationally recognised research excellence in science and technology. This, combined with our strong and deep heritage in design, performance, media and the visual arts, positions us at the important strategic intersection between technology and the liberal arts. Additionally, our central SE1 location ensures we have a wide range of internationally renowned creative industry partners at our doorstep. We work with some of the capital’s major art, media and performance institutions through collaborative grants and research funding.

*The Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking *
The Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking focuses on storymaking across different digital media. Our focus on digital storymaking is intended to ensure an interdisciplinary set of engagements. The Centre’s aims are to analyse how stories are constructed, remediated, and hybridized in contemporary digital culture and  to promote innovative and collaborative methodologies and develop analysis that is grounded in relevant industry contexts. The Centre’s core enquires are: • the impact of digital  storymaking in real world contexts (in journalism, documentary, curation, public policy communications such as health);
• contextual distribution of story events (transmedia, social media);
• new forms in imaginative narrative media (games, interactive fiction, immersive theatre). The Centre pursues this mission by organising public events, academic symposia and workshops, and facilitating and coordinating research projects.

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