PhD Studentship for Surveillance Studies

The Open University Business School
The New Transparency, Queen’s University, Canada

The Open University Business School in conjunction with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded ‘New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting’ project would like to invite applications for a PhD scholarship, based at the Open University Business School, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, in its ESRC recognized Research Degrees Programme.
Proposals are to focus upon the role of private, public and third sector organizations in the surveillance society, the political economy of surveillance, and any other topic relevant to this stream of work in The New Transparency Project described here: http://www.sscqueens.org/about/IRSP_1

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with a number of scholars and students associated with the New Transparency project at Queen’s University, the University of Victoria, the University of Alberta and University of Toronto (all Canada), as well as those at the Open University affiliated with the Business School and the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance. The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to conferences, workshops and on-line fora associated with the New Transparency project.

The successful applicant will be eligible for funding to cover fees, a research training support grant, plus a yearly living allowance (c. £14,000 for 2010/11). Funding is available for three years.
You should have a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and demonstrable training (equivalent to an MRes) in research methods. You should submit a 1000 word proposal for your research project.

For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/research-degrees/index.htm.

If you have any further enquiries please email to oubs-research @ open.ac.uk or write to OUBS Research Office, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA. Closing date: 30 April 2010.


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