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Benjamin Cowan <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:38:40 +0100
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The School of Information and Communication Studies (UCD ICS) is 
offering one EU fee rate PhD scholarship under the University College 
Dublin iSchool PhD Scholarship Initiative.

2018 iSchool PhD Scholarship Scheme- *****Deadline 1st May 2018****


====The Award
Successful scholarship awardees will cover tuition fees at the EU rate, 
renewable for up to 3 years and a €10,000 stipend per year, renewable 
for 3 years. Further information can be found at

===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 
outputs and focus. 
Core areas of research interests include:

     •    Digital Curation and Digital Heritage
     •    Information and Digital Literacy
     •    Human Computer Interaction and Informatics
     •    Communication with and through Technology
     •    Critical Information Studies
     •    Information Behaviour
     •    Data and Society
     •    Data Journalism

The School is part of the HCI@UCD research group, a collaboration with 
ICS and Computer Science with research expertise in mental health 
interfaces, speech interaction, communicative interactions and 
information & communication ethics. Members of the group regularly 
engage with leading publication venues in HCI, having published in a 
number of top ranked sources (CHI, Mobile HCI, TOCHI, Ineracting with 
Computers, IJHCS).

===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 

===How to Apply
*In the first instance, potential applicants should also approach a 
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. Full-time 
enrollment in the PhD in Information and Communication Studies is 
required (Apply for programme code W139). In order to enrol in the 
programme, students must have completed a minimum 2.1 master’s degree.

Before applying, potential applicants should read the scholarship terms 
and conditions available at

Completed PhD applications submitted by the annual May 1st deadline will 
be considered for a scholarship if interest in funding is stated in the 
PhD application. In order to be considered for the scholarship, an 
applicant should select “yes” ” to the application question “I would 
like to be considered for funding” AND complete the text box describing 
their interest in offering teaching or research support in exchange for 
the scholarship stipend, on the UCD Online Applications system-

Note that Non-EU students may be offered the scholarship at EU rate and 
apply the stipend to make of the difference between the EU and the 
Non-EU tuition rate. The scholarship does not cover the cost of the 
annual student levy fee.

Enquiries about the application process should be directed to Dr Amber 
Cushing ([log in to unmask]).

Too brief? Here's why

Benjamin R Cowan PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Information & Communication Studies
University College Dublin
Twitter: @BCowanHCI

NB- I do not check my email at weekends or much in the evening.
If anything is urgent please phone.
Recent papers:
Pinder, C., Vermeulen, J., Cowan, B.R., Beale, R., & Hendley, R. (2017). Exploring the Feasibility of Subliminal Priming on Smartphones. Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2017.

Cowan, B.R., et al., (2017). "What can I help you with?": Infrequent users' experiences of Intelligent Personal Assistants. Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2017.

Gilmartin, E., Cowan, B.R., Vogel, C., & Campbell, N. (2017). Exploring multiparty casual talk for social human-machine dialogue. Proceedings of SPECOM '17, Hatfield, UK

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