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5 Fully Funded LINCS PhD Scholarships available for 2018

21/01/2018

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO 5.00 pm on Thursday 18 January 2018.

The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS) at Queen's University Belfast has  been established to support pioneering research at the interface between the social sciences and electronic engineering & computer science. LINCS brings together The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) to develop a distinctive cohort of doctoral students working across the boundaries of their disciplines who will open up new avenues of enquiry centered initially on the priority themes and specific PhD projects.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE - 5 THREE YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS

There are 5 Leverhulme LINCS Doctoral Scholarships available in 2018, to outstanding eligible candidates, for full-time study over 3 years. The Scholarship covers

  • Full tuition fees at Standard UK Rates (£4,195 per annum)  for three years (based on 2017/18 rate - 2018/19 rate to be confirmed)
  • A maintenance award at the Research Councils UK national rate (£14,553 per annum - based on 2017/8 rate - 2018/19 rate to be confirmed)
  • Research Training and Expenses £1,000 per annum for three years.

LINCS opens up new avenues of enquiry on Cybersecurity through 4 priority research areas:

  1. Cybersecurity: Technology and Ethics
  2. Cyberspace, Privacy and Data Protection
  3. Debordering and Rebordering in Cyberspace: Technological, Legal and Political Aspects
  4. Borders, Security Technologies, Data Gathering and Data Sharing

Projects are welcome from within these themes or other related areas of interest to the applicant. Before you apply you will need to explore with our Project Contacts whether your area of research interest can be supervised and supported. Please see the lead supervisor indicated beside each project.

In addition to the specific projects listed under each priority theme, applicants may propose their own interdisciplinary topic that aligns with one or more of the priority themes.  In this case, please contact Professor John Morison (j.morison@qub.ac.uk) in the first instance.

For full information on the Scholarships and how to apply, please consult the LINCS Information and Guidance Notes 2018.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 5.00pm, Thursday 18 January 2018

Please note the online application portal will be unavailable from 4.30 pm on Friday 12 January to 11.30 am on Monday 15 January 2018 to allow for essential maintenance.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

CONTACT:

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

18-19 University Square

BELFAST, BT7 1NN

Phone: +44 (0) 28 9097 3430

Email: v.miller@qub.ac.uk

Web: http:/www.qub.ac.uk/mitchell_institute

 

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