|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Fully Funded|
|Placed On:||27th February 2023|
|Closes:||27th May 2023|
Eligibility: UK/International (including EU) graduates with the required entry requirements
Funding details: Tuition fees and stipend
Duration: Full time - between three and three and a half years fixed term
Application deadline: 27th May 2023
Interview dates: Will be confirmed to shortlisted candidates
Start date: September 2023
To find out more about the project, please contact Dr Dimitrios Kafteranis Dr Dimitrios Kafteranis
Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably qualified graduates for a fully funded PhD studentship.
For a long time, the art market was not adequately regulated in relation to its obligations under anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. Recently, several legal reforms, at the national, European, and international levels, have added the art market (mainly traditional arts and antiquities) into AML regulatory framework, which among other things requires the art industry to submit suspicious activity reports to the relevant authorities. During these developments, the art industry observed the birth of digital arts including NFTs.
This new form of digital art trade allows users from all over the world to buy and trade digital art online. Huge value sales of NFTs have been recorded (for example, an NFT by Beeple was sold for USD 69.3 million by Christie’s in 2021).
Despite the expansion of NFTs, their legal status remains complex and uncertain in regard to whether and how AML rules apply when trading them. This situation offers a new global pathway for criminals to launder their illegal gains. Accordingly, the purpose of this project is two-fold:
Tuition fees and stipend.
The successful candidate will receive comprehensive research training including technical, personal, and professional skills.
All researchers at Coventry University (from PhD to Professor) are part of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development, which provides support with high-quality training and career development activities.
For further details please visit: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-opportunities/research-students/making-an-application/research-entry-criteria/
How to apply
To find out more about the project please contact Dr Dimitrios Kafteranis Dr Dimitrios Kafteranis.
Details of all available research opportunities at Coventry University can be found via https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-opportunities/
All applications require full supporting documentation, a covering letter, plus an up-to 2000-word supporting statement is required showing how the applicant’s expertise and interests are relevant to the project.
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