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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:56:39 +0100
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*The School of Information and Communication Studies (UCD ICS) is 
offering one EU PhD scholarships under the University College Dublin PhD 
Scholarship Initiative.*

*UCD PhD Scholarship Scheme*
Under the UCD PhD Scholarship initiative, 150 PhD scholarships are being 
offered across a number of Schools in the University for the 2016/17 
academic year.  These scholarships underline the University’s commitment 
to the pursuit of excellence in research, graduate education and 
training. The overall aim of the initiative is to attract graduates of 
the highest academic standards to participate in and expand School-based 
structured PhD programmes in UCD.

*The Award*
Successful scholarship awardees will be offered a fee waiver at the EU 
fee rate for a period of up to four years, subject to the applicant 
meeting agreed criteria each year.
**The School of Information and Communication Studies (UCD ICS)*
UCD ICS is part of the iSchool caucus and its research is highly 
interdisciplinary. Much of the work is strongly anchored in the human 
sciences, focusing on the interaction between people, information and 
society in technological and communicative contexts. It has a strong 
base in theories from across the disciplines, uses both qualitative and 
quantitative research methods and is interdisciplinary in its research 

Core areas of Research Interest include:
     •    Digital Curation and Digital Heritage
     •    Human Computer Interaction and Informatics
     •    Communication with and through technology
     •    Theoretical Foundations of Information Science
     •    Information Behaviour and Information Seeking
     •    Open data and society

*About University College Dublin (UCD)*
UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an 
environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, 
research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of 
activity. The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; 
it is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide. UCD 
is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 
students drawn from over 120 countries, and includes 5,500 students 
based at locations outside of Ireland.

As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity 
of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing 
of Ireland; through the study and discussion of people, society, 
business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as 
through research and innovation.

*How to Apply*
Enquiries should be directed to Dr Amber Cushing ([log in to unmask])
Potential applicants should also approach the potential supervisor to 
discuss an application (see for further 
information on staff research interests)

In order to apply for the scholarships, students must submit a PhD 
application via the normal school process. All submissions received by 
this deadline will be considered for the scholarship.

Before applying, potential applicants should read the scholarship terms 
and conditions: Terms and conditions of PhD scholarship

Benjamin R Cowan PhD
Co-Director of the Creative Technologies Network
School of Information & Communication Studies
University College Dublin
Dublin 4
Twitter: @BCowanHCI
CTN Web:

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