[Humanist] 25.688 PhD funding & postdocs

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 688.
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  [1]   From:    STURDY Steven <S.Sturdy at ED.AC.UK>                         (20)
        Subject: PhD Funding Opportunities in Science, Technology and
                Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh

  [2]   From:    Graeme Gooday <G.J.N.Gooday at LEEDS.AC.UK>                  (43)
        Subject: University of Leeds: Five Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
                (Faculty of Arts)

        Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 14:28:39 +0000
        From: STURDY Steven <S.Sturdy at ED.AC.UK>
        Subject: PhD Funding Opportunities in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh

PhD Funding Opportunities in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce a number of funding opportunities at PhD level.

The University of Edinburgh has an international reputation in the study of science, technology and innovation in society. It is home to the Science Studies Unit and the ESRC Innogen Centre. We welcome prospective PhD students with interests in all aspects of science, technology and innovation studies. 

Research areas include: innovation in the life sciences, history and sociology of science and medicine, energy and environmental sustainability, emerging technologies, information and communication technologies, science and technology policy, and technology and international development. More information on the ongoing research in STIS can be found at http://www.stis.ed.ac.uk 

We are offering:
*	at least two studentships in the area of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies under the ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Centre;
*	a studentship for our joint PhD programme with the National University of Singapore;
*	an ESRC CASE studentship on the role of brokerage organisations in knowledge exchange processes.

For further information please see: http://www.stis.ed.ac.uk/news/2012/post-graduate_funding_opportunities_2012-13 
or email info-stsres at ed.ac.uk 

The deadline for all applications is 30 March 2012. However, potential applicants are advised to contact us as soon as possible to discuss their research topic and potential supervision. 

Dr Steve Sturdy
Deputy Director, ESRC Genomics Forum
University of Edinburgh
St John's Land, Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

email: s.sturdy at ed.ac.uk
tel:   44 (0) 131 651 4741


The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

        Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:17:04 +0000
        From: Graeme Gooday <G.J.N.Gooday at LEEDS.AC.UK>
        Subject: University of Leeds: Five Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Faculty of Arts)

Five University of Leeds Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Faculty of Arts)

Faculty of Arts  Job Reference Number ARTFO0013    Application Deadline: 17th February  2012

For full job details and a link to the online application form click HERE<http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/fe/tpl_universityofleeds01.asp?s=FoQnTYvIgXJoLlXgd&jobid=77629,2147869823&key=76661845&c=525934543548&pagestamp=seadlyqshstjrsijtm>

Three year fixed term, starting 1 September 2012

Project: "Realising Innovation and Impact in the Arts and Humanities

Arts Engaged, the Centre for Innovation and Impact in the Arts and Humanities, invites applications for five Postdoctoral Research Fellowships within a project funded by the University of Leeds Transformation Fund and the Faculty of Arts.

Arts Engaged at Leeds seeks to develop strategic thinking and innovative methodologies for embedding innovation and impact at all stages of the research process. Its principal objectives are as follows:

* To transform the quality and extent of the Faculty's research impact (social, cultural and economic) locally, nationally and globally

* To build knowledge of and contacts in five innovation and impact areas of particular relevance to arts and humanities:

i) Corporate and media

ii) Government and public policy

iii) Museums and galleries

iv) Cultural organisations and industries

v) Community and voluntary bodies/public awareness

* To engage innovation and impact at the heart of research faculty-wide, and at all levels, from large scale collaborative programmes, through individual research and doctoral projects, to research-led teaching

* To support and consolidate the development of innovative methodologies, impact resources and case studies to benefit research across the faculty and for wider use both nationally and internationally

* To achieve higher rates of grant capture by capitalising on research innovation and improved impact planning

The five Postdoctoral Research Fellows will divide their workloads as follows: 50% innovation and impact activities; and 50% individual and/or collaborative research within one of the Faculty's research centres (see below for list of participating centres).

Each Fellow will have special responsibility for one of the following innovation and impact areas: Corporate and Media; Government and Public Policy; Museums and Galleries; Cultural Organisations and Industries; Community and Voluntary Bodies/Public Awareness. With other members of Arts Engaged, you will work on the development of policy and practice in research innovation and impact, new methodologies and resources, external contacts and partnerships, grant applications, impact plans and case studies, and the provision of Faculty-wide training and surgeries.

The other half of your time you will undertake individual and/or collaborative research within one of the participating research centres (see below), and will be expected to develop an international as well as national profile through publications, grant applications, conference papers and wider social, cultural and/or economic impact.

Although each fellow will formally/notionally be employed in one of the Faculty's four schools (English; History; Humanities; Modern Languages and Cultures), you will be situated in Leeds Humanities Research Institute which provides research support for the Faculty.

You will be expected to have completed a PhD by 1 September 2012 in an area of research related to one of the participating research centres (see below), and to have experience of knowledge transfer or exchange, research collaboration with an external partner, or significant non-academic research impact.

Participating Faculty of Arts research centres include:

Centre for World Cinemas, http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/20064/centre_for_world_cinemas

Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/40006/centre_for_history_and_philosophy_of_science/1146/centre_for_history_and_philosophy_of_science/1

Institute for Religion and Public Life, http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125010/institute_for_religion_and_public_life

Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied, http://www.idea.leeds.ac.uk/

Leeds Centre for Dante Studies, http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/40009/leeds_centre_for_dante_studies

Institute for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies,


History of Enterprise and Cultures of Consumption Research Group, http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125044/history_of_enterprise_and_cultures_of_consumption_research_group

Legacies of War, http://www.arts.leeds.ac.uk/legaciesofwar

Centre for Medical Humanities (website under construction)

Information about the Faculty of Arts can be found at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/

Information about Arts Engaged and Leeds Humanities Research Institute can be found at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/lhri/


Applicants are asked in addition to their standard application to submit a CV.

University Grade 7 (£29,972 - £35,788 p.a.) It is likely that an appointment will be made no higher than £31,798 p.a. since there are funding limitations which dictate the level at which the appointment can start.

Informal enquiries may be made to

Professor Stuart Murray, tel +44 (0)113 343 4747,  email s.f.murray at leeds.ac.uk ,

or Dr Matthew Treherne, tel +44 (0)113 343 8612, email m.treherne at leeds.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 17 February 2012


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