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[Commlist] Fully funded AHRC studentship at the University of Salford in Play Experience and Digital Museum Content
Thu Feb 28 23:40:53 GMT 2019
*North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership*
*NWCDTP Funded PhD Studentship: Collaborative Doctoral Award 2019-2020*
*Play Experience and Digital Museum Content *
A Practice-based PhD placement in MediaCityUK and Manchester City Centre
*A Research Opportunity involving fun applications and public impact*
The PhD Candidate will work with public engagements having real-world
impact. First-hand experience outside an academic environment will be
supported by team involvement in University of Salford’s MediaCityUK
production environment, working with the exhibition group of the Science
and Industry Museum (SIM), located in Manchester City Centre (
https://www.scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk/). SIM is a member of the
Science Museum Group ( https://group.sciencemuseum.org.uk/).
The Studentship will be awarded on the basis of the candidate’s
application documents, curriculum vitae, and an interview with the
*Financial Basis of the Studentship *
-Payment of academic fees, at the standard RCUK rate
-Maintenance Stipend (£14777, in 2018/19)
-Access to a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) fund for
reimbursement of research related expenses including conference
attendance and fieldwork expenses.
-Access to a Student Development Fund (SDF) for supporting training
specific to your research and not readily available at your institution
or the DTP subject to successful application
-Access to a Cohort Development Fund (CDF) to support the wider cohort,
in organising events such as conference, workshops, and public engagements
-Opportunity to apply for additional funding towards:
oOverseas Institutional Visits
*Candidate Profile and Teamwork*
The CDA program supports a practice-based PhD in the field of digital
content designed for public settings. Not a traditional museology
degree, this research will include design, implementation and assessment
of interactive digital content. The preferred candidate will have a
background related to user experience, digital design, documentary
multimedia, and interactive technology.
The candidate will develop their research while participating as member
of an interdisciplinary team, based at U. Salford’s MediaCityUK campus,
and will have access to tools and expertise in the collaborative. The
candidate will have on-going regular access to engage with and have
feedback from SIM’s Learning group, Digital group, and Audience group,
as well as through SIM having access to SMG initiatives in digital
strategy. Research activities will include prototyping aimed to
influence the delivery of planned new public exhibitions. User
experience observation will be conducted both in laboratory at the
university’s MediaCityUK campus, and at SIM.
*_STEP ONE – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST_*
Candidates will submit by email (1) an expression of interest describing
interests and qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a single
example of relevant original work. The work example may be scholarly,
technical, or creative. Applications should be submitted to Professor
Insook Choi at (i.choi /at/ salford.ac.uk)
<mailto:(i.choi /at/ salford.ac.uk)>.Materials should be submitted by the
evening of *_Friday 8 March 2019_*. Files sent by email should be
combined into a single .pdf file. If the work example file size is
greater than 10mb, please submit separately using a file exchange
service of your choice.
See below the Conditions of Residential Eligibility for this award.
*_STEP TWO - INTERVIEW_*
A selection of finalists will be contacted for interview by the
committee. Candidates will be notified of their selection for interview
by *_Friday 8 March_*. Interviews will take place *_12-13 March 2019_*.
Interviews will be conducted by online video conference, or in person at
University of Salford, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester.
(Travel for interview in person is at the candidate’s discretion. The
university does not reimburse candidate travel costs.)
*_STEP THREE – APPLICATION TO PHD PROGRAM_*
Candidates who have been contacted for Interview must apply for
admission to the U Salford PhD programme by *_Monday 15 March 2019_*.
The application is submitted to the School of Arts and Media for the
pathway Visual Arts: Arts and Design. NOTE: THE CAD CANDIDATE IS NOT
REQUIRED TO COMPETE THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL section of the application.
Applications to the University of Salford can be made at the following link:
*_Conditions of Residential Eligibility_*__
Candidates for awards must have a relevant connection with the United
Kingdom. A relevant connection may be established if, at the start of
-The student has been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the
3-year period preceding the date of application for an award, and
-Has not been resident in the UK, during any part of that 3-year period
wholly or mainly for the purposes of full-time education (EU students –
see below) and
-Has settled status in the UK within the meaning of the Immigration Act
1971 (i.e. is not subject to any restriction on the period for which
he/she may stay).Candidates who meet all three of the above criteria may
apply for a full award.
A relevant connection may be established for an EU student if the
student has been resident in the UK throughout the 3-year period
preceding the start of the course, even if for purposes of full-time
education. EU students in this situation may apply for a full award. EU
Students who have not been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last
three years may apply for a fees-only award. Non-EU students who have
not been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last three years are not
eligible to apply.
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