Fixed term 36 months, starting 1st April 2014
Twelve University-funded PhD positions are available on the CogNovo project.
CogNovo is an Innovative Doctoral Programme funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative and Plymouth University to foster research in the emerging field of Cognitive Innovation. CogNovo offers transdisciplinary research training that combines scientific studies of the neural correlates and mechanisms of creativity, with investigations into the role of creativity in human cognition, and their application in sustainable technological and social innovation.
Selected candidates will be registered for a comprehensive PhD programme that includes specialised research on specific topics, as well as training workshops covering experimental methods, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, humanities and human values, experimental psychology, creative arts, cognitive robotics and entrepreneurship. CogNovo also offers secondment possibilities to academic and commercial partners across the world.
Candidates should apply for specific projects, indicating their top 3 choices.
For further details of CogNovo and the research projects available, please see: www.cognovo.eu. Application forms are available for download from the website.
Eligibility: An excellent 1stÂ degree, good verbal and written communication skills in English, and an interest in multi-disciplinary research are essential. Specific educational prerequisites vary and are indicated in the project web-pages. More information on individual projects can be found on theÂ CogNovo Projects Page.
These positions are open to all UK and EU citizens with appropriate qualifications. Applicants who are normally required to pay overseas fees may also apply, but will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates (approximately Â£9,790 per annum). For more details on university studentships, please visitÂ www.plymouth.ac.uk/postgraduate.
University studentships include full Home/EU tuition fees plus a stipend of Â£13,726 per annum.
Submitting an application: Applicants should send a completed application form along with a covering letter detailing their suitability for the studentship, C.V. and 2 academic references to Catherine Johnson, Research Office, Room A425, Portland Square, Plymouth PL4 8AA or e-mail [email protected].
Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 30 November 2013
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in January/February 2014. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer of a place by March 2014 should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.