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National Productivity Investment Fund PhD Studentships 2018 at University of Sunderland: Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Research
Available part-time or full-time, these funded stipends of around £14,500 pa ft are great professional development opportunities for curators, designers, artists, digital media creatives, academics and others. To start on 1 October 2018
In 2017 Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (NBDTP) and Northumbria-Sunderland Consortium in Art and Design (N-SC) jointly secured 12 awards, funded by the AHRC. This year we have secured 4 more studentships, this time with a specific in interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data-Driven research, in relation to the Creative Industries.
At the University of Sunderland, we are offering exciting opportunities to research with a combination of two partners:
ISIS Arts (http://www.isisarts.org.uk) and
Open Data Institute (https://theodi.org & https://culture.theodi.org)
have been applying the highest levels of critical and analytical approaches by international artists, to systems of data, and the affordances of generative software (Artificial Intelligence), from the edges of Europe to semi-sentient crisp dispensers. This partnership could therefore support research including public events, new economic and policy models (ODI was originally funded by the Cabinet Office), and a critical approach to the metrics used for evaluating audiences and arts organisations.
Application and procedure details are available from the web site above.
FRI 11 MAY 5:00pm deadline for contacting [log in to unmask] with initial interest.
TUE 29 May 9:00am deadline for emailing [log in to unmask] application form.
THU 31 MAY online interviews for shortlisted applications.
These studentships have some UK residency requirements - see RCUK's Student Funding Guide pages 11-12. http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/documents/termsconditionstraininggrants-pdf/
Further Enquiries: University of Sunderland - Prof. Beryl Graham: [log in to unmask]
Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art http://www.crumbweb.org
Research Student Manager, Art and Design
MA Curating Course Leader http://www.macurating.net
Faculty of Arts, Design, and Media, University of Sunderland The David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, SR6 0DD
Tel: +44 191 515 2896
New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences, Ashgate
Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media, MIT Press
A Brief History of Curating New Media Art, The Green Box