|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,300 tax-free stipend per year, fees paid. The British Library will also provide financial support for research-related costs of up to £1,000 a year for 3 years|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||25th March 2019|
|Closes:||31st May 2019|
One Full Studentship, 3 years (Full Time), 6 years (Part Time, 0.5 FTE)
Indicative funding amount: £17,300 tax-free stipend per year, fees paid. The British Library will also provide financial support for research-related costs of up to £1,000 a year for 3 years.
This studentship is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships Programme. During the studentship, you will have staff-level access to the British Library’s collections, expertise and facilities, and the opportunity to take up a wide range of training and skills development opportunities. Further details at https://www.bl.uk/news/2019/february/ahrc-cdp-2019.
About the research theme
Your PhD will enrich understanding of UK digital comics information and publishing practices, as supported by existing technology, from a User Experience (UX) perspective. This is with the aim of informing requirements for comics collection management, digital preservation and content strategy development. You will engage with comics creators, as well as readers and collectors, to gain new insight into the motivation, methods and behaviour in creating, distributing, collecting and reading digital comics.
Your research will primarily be qualitative in approach, involving detailed observations of technology use. It very likely will also include complementary quantitative elements. You will, however, strongly contribute to the refinement and development of the research project and approach.
We are looking for a student with:
UK students are eligible for the annual stipend, plus fees paid. EU students are not eligible for the stipend (only their fees will be paid). Non-EU (overseas) students are not eligible to apply for this studentship.
About the supervision team
You will be supervised by an experienced team from City and the British Library.
How to apply
Further details at https://www.bl.uk/news/2019/february/ahrc-cdp-2019.
To arrange an informal discussion about the studentship, contact Dr. Ernesto Priego (Ernesto.Priego.email@example.com).
To apply for this studentship, please apply here for the Full Time option, or apply here for the Part Time option.
City, University of London and The British Library are committed to equality and diversity.
Application deadline: 31st May 2019.
Start date: 1st October 2019.
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