The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) offering fully-funded PhD studentships commencing in October 2015. All applicants must have a first or upper second class degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent and ideally a relevant Masters degree. Funding consists of stipend £41,589 (£13,863/year) plus fee bursary. KMi offers students an intellectually challenging environment with exceptional research and computer facilities. The application deadline is 13 April 2015.
Study Subject(s): PhD projects in KMi tend to be in knowledge technologies, human computer interaction, and learning sciences. The following projects are available: Automated Linking between Media, Collective Intelligence for the Common Good: Structuring online Dialogues for Large-Scale Deliberation and Civic Engagement, Discovery of meta-properties of data, Health Web Science, Learning from Watching TV, The Semantically Quantified Self, Semantic Sentiment and Behaviour Analysis of Social Media, Visual Food Log Analysis and Web of Things.
Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue PhD programme.
Scholarship Provider: The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: All applicants must have a first or upper second class degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent and ideally a relevant Masters degree. Unless from a majority English-speaking country, non-EEA applicants will require an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each element of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. IELTS Certificates are valid for a period of 2-years.
Scholarship Open for International Students: UK, EU, and international applicants are eligible to apply for these PhD studentships.
Scholarship Description: The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is home to internationally recognised researchers in semantic technologies, educational multimedia, collaboration technologies, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and human-computer interaction. KMi offers students an intellectually challenging environment with exceptional research and computer facilities. KMi sees PhD students as critical to its mission, and awards Studentships (£13,863/year tax free for 2015/16), with no additional fees, compulsory examinations or teaching required. Participation is required in PhD training events and thesis milestones are expected to be met, as specified in the KMi Research Degrees policy. Additional training courses to develop your generic research skills are run across the OU, attendance at which is agreed with your supervisor.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The duration of award is three years.
What does it cover? Studentships consist of of stipend £41,589 (£13,863/year plus fee bursary, with no additional fees, compulsory examinations or teaching required.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications should be sent by email (please CC kmi-recruitment-at-open.ac.uk when submitting applications) and should include a covering letter, a research proposal (a maximum of 2,000 words), and a full CV, giving contact details for two academic referees.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 13 April 2015.