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We offer a range of PhD funding opportunities across all of our subject areas

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Each year we offer a range of funding opportunities across all of our PhD areas. Below are some of the scholarships currently available, however we are expecting more opportunities to be advertised in the near future.

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There are also more specific scholarships administered by the University which you can find out more about at: scholarships.leeds.ac.uk 

Once you have submitted your online research degree application, a unique BANNER/ Student ID Number will be automatically generated and emailed to you. As soon as you receive this number, you can submit your chosen scholarship application/s using this number on the application form.

UK/EU applicants

ESRC Project - Business Innovation and New Forms of Data: Mobile Data Analysis | Deadline 31 July 2016

ESRC WR DTC Collaborative Studentships
Business Innovation and New Forms of Data: Mobile Data Analysis

Application deadline: Sunday 31 July 2016
Download an application form.

Project Description

As information and communication technologies (ICTs) are constantly evolving and users are being exposed to increasing amounts of data, knowing how to process such data to generate information in contexts such as health care, health care research and emergency response is a perplexing challenge.

To deliver value in these areas requires the effective utilization of data among a complex array of different actors that often do not have the time nor ability to coordinate information and knowledge exchange. Thus, the development and implementation of ICT innovations capable of supporting this is an important endeavour.

However, reaching this goal is particularly challenging as ICT-mediated innovation unfolds as a complex process associated with non-linear paths, design-implementation gaps, and coordination problems caused by interests of multiple involved stakeholders, power shifts, user modifications and improvisational use of ICTs in practice.

Furthermore, technologies that combine and transform data are argued to have transformative and performative impacts that go beyond the ones originally designed.

There is a lack of research on the effective use of data generated by ICT innovations in complex contexts such as health care and emergency medicine. Furthermore, extant research has mainly focused on the post-hoc ICT use in emergency contexts thus failing to incorporate the full innovation circle from innovation development to its implementation and post implementation use and modifications by users.

This research will focus on the development of new business service predicated on the use of new type of data generation and analysis by mobile technologies.

The research will increase the understanding of the process and patterns of effective data use generated by ICT innovation as it unfolds in real time build on all phases of innovation development and implementation and take all the associated complexities, multiple actors and impacts into account.

The project will be undertaken in collaboration with Codigital Ltd, which provides a novel data processing platform for facilitating the optimized generation, evaluation, analysis and exchange of innovative ideas among large and different (groups) of users who might generate and exchange data on the go and across different geographical and time zones.

The platform has an important implication potential for emergency contexts where there is a need for a variety of actors (e.g. emergency workers, doctors, hospital administration and policy makers) to effectively generate, evaluate and coordinate information and ideas.

Expected outcomes of the study will allow exploration of compatibility and value of new sources of data generation and analysis to deliver real value around smarter environments, safer cities and neighbourhoods.

Project Partner

Codigital Limited

Principle supervisor

Dr Aljona Zorina (Email contact a.zorina@leeds.ac.uk / Tel no +44 113 3430291)

Project entry requirements

  • You will need to meet the PhD programme entry requirements and submit a complete Business School PhD application
  • You will preferably have a Master Degree in Management, Information Systems, Communication and Media, Computer Science or Business Informatics
  • You will have a minimum UK Upper Second Class Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent
  • You will meet the English language requirements for entry to our PhD programme. Proficient spoken and written knowledge of English is mandatory.
  • Expected competences/knowledge:
    - Information Systems
    - Organisational Behaviour
    - Knowledge and experience of qualitative and quantitative methods of data analysis
    - Previous work experience in IT industry is considered as an asset

What is the value of the scholarship?

Full awards will cover UK/EU academic fees and a tax-free maintenance grant paid at standard Research Council rates (£14,057 in Session 2015/16) for full-time study, together with other allowances if appropriate.

EU applicants will be eligible for an award paying tuition fees only, except in exceptional circumstances, or where residency has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the course.

How to apply

Contact

For admissions information please email phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Business School contact: Su Bain +44 113 3434186

Alumni bursary

What is it?

If you have obtained a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree award from the University of Leeds, you may be eligible to receive the University of Leeds Alumni Bursary. Please view the terms and conditions to see if you are eligible.

How much is it worth?

The University will pay 10% of your tuition fees for each year you are registered and studying on the course (pro rata for part year programmes). The bursary will not be applied in the overtime (writing-up) period for research degree students.

The alumni bursary can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Leeds scholarships and awards; the 10% bursary is calculated based on the net fee remaining ie after other scholarship and awards have been deducted.

How do I apply?

If you have read the terms and conditions and think you are eligible to receive the alumni bursary, you need to email phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk with information regarding your former studies, the course you have applied for and how you are funded for your tuition fees. We will need to verify that you are a former student and you will need to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions and are self financing for your tuition fees. You may be asked to provide evidence of your former University of Leeds award.

If your course is of more than one year's duration you will not have to re-apply for the bursary each year.

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International applicants

Alumni bursary

What is it?

If you have obtained a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree award from the University of Leeds, you may be eligible to receive the University of Leeds Alumni Bursary. Please view the terms and conditions to see if you are eligible.

How much is it worth?

The University will pay 10% of your tuition fees for each year you are registered and studying on the course (pro rata for part year programmes). The bursary will not be applied in the overtime (writing-up) period for research degree students.

The alumni bursary can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Leeds scholarships and awards; the 10% bursary is calculated based on the net fee remaining ie after other scholarship and awards have been deducted.

How do I apply?

If you have read the terms and conditions and think you are eligible to receive the alumni bursary, you need to email phd@lubs.leeds.ac.uk with information regarding your former studies, the course you have applied for and how you are funded for your tuition fees. We will need to verify that you are a former student and you will need to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions and are self financing for your tuition fees. You may be asked to provide evidence of your former University of Leeds award.

If your course is of more than one year's duration you will not have to re-apply for the bursary each year.

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We offer a broad range of scholarships for International candidates which are advertised at different points through the year. Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates when new funding opportunities are made available.