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EU Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship Human Brain Project (HBP) - PhD studentship opportunities

News | 17-02-2020 14:45

Two PhD opportunities are available with the EU Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship Human Brain Project (HBP). The PhDs will be based at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, UK, at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR), a research centre focusing on ethical and social issues of information and communication technology.

Within the HBP, the CCSR currently leads the ethics support work which includes responsible research and innovation, compliance management, dual use, ethics-related data governance, data protection, and ethics of artificial intelligence.

The two successful applicants for the PhD studentships will undertake research under the supervision of the HBP DMU team, currently consisting of four Research Fellows and a Professor. 

Suggestions for possible PhD topics on ethics and Responsible Research and Innovation of research infrastructures, Artificial Intelligence and data can be found here:

It is envisaged that the PhD research will be undertaken as PhD by Concurrent Publication.

To apply for this scholarship please submit a full application via DMU application portal which can be accessed here  Deadline for application 24 February 2020.
What is funded
Awards are offered for 3 years (36 months) full time. The scholarships cover
PhD Fees at the Home/EU level (£4,330 p.a for 2019-20)
The UKRI maintenance allowance (£15,009 for 2019-20)
3 years

In order to be admitted as a student for a research degree programme, an applicant shall normally possess a UK Honours degree with at least an upper second-class honours, or an academic or professional qualification which is deemed to be equivalent.

Due to funding restrictions, applications are open to UK/EU students only.

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Contact Information

INSEIT’s institutional support comes from the Ionian University - IHRC research team

Mailing Address:
IHRC-Ionian University,
School of Information Science
72 Ioannou Theotoki Street
Corfu 49100

c/o Elizabeth Buchanan, INSEIT Treasurer
PO Box 790,
University of Wisconsin-Stout,
Center for Applied Ethics
Wisconsin 54729

(t) +30 26610 87426
(f) +30 26610 46846

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