Call for applications: two fully-funded PhD places within the Centre for Social Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University

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We are currently advertising two fully-funded PhD places within the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University for an October 2019 start date.

Both opportunities are Skills Development Scotland Collaborative awards offered through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS). One scholarship will be awarded to support a doctoral study on work-based learning and industry performance, and the other on career information literacy and the decision-making of young people.

  • Applications are due by Friday 22nd March 2019.
  • Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 11th April 2019.
  • The start date for successful candidates is Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Full details of each project, including eligibility criteria and the application process (through GradHub) can be found on the Current studentship opportunities page of the SGSSS web site by following the links below.

  1. Work-based learning environments for fostering industry-relevant skills and optimal economic performance, supervised by Dr Laura Muir and Dr Colin Smith
  2. Career information literacy and decision making behaviours of young people, supervised by Professor Hazel Hall and Dr Pete Robertson.

The successful scholarship applicants will be admitted to the PhD programme at Edinburgh Napier University.

Lyndsey Middleton, who is currently writing up her ESRC-SDS funded PhD study within the Centre for Social Informatics, has also blogged about these opportunities. To find out more about her experience as a student supported by one of these awards, please see: Come and study in the wonderful Centre for Social Informatics of Edinburgh Napier University! You can also read about our most recent PhD graduate Dr John Mowbray, who completed his ESRC-SDS study last year.

For further information about the current opportunities to join the Centre for Social Informatics as a PhD student on one of the projects described above please contact Dr Laura Muir ( or Professor Hazel Hall (

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