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Funded PhD Studentships for 2013 - Plymouth University, UK
Continuing our programme, started in 2012, the school will be awarding four fully-funded PhD studentships, to start in October 2013. http://psychology.plymouth.ac.uk/research/funded-phd-studentships-2013/
Below are indicative project titles offered by members of staff. Potential students can apply for other related projects which are not on this list with the agreement of the member of staff. So, if you have an idea of your own, we will consider your application if you have first established contact and agreement with a member of staff.
Four projects will be funded. The academic record of the applicant and quality of the application will influence the appointment process.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 18 April 2013.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not been contacted by the end of April should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Interviews will take place on the 9 May. Alternative arrangements will be made for an applicant who has an exam on that day.
Project Titles and Faculty - For more information contact the listed faculty member
Applications are invited for four, 3-year PhD studentships, funded by the School of Psychology. The studentships will commence 1 October 2012.
One studentship will be on Human Associative Learning, supervised by Professor Chris Mitchell. Three further studentships will be available in any specialist areas of research supported by the School. Indicative PhD topics include visual perception, decision-making in medical and social contexts, mental imagery, embodied cognition and language, memory in children and adults, road safety, mechanisms of psychotherapy, and cultural differences in cognition. For a full list of proposed PhD topics and supervisors, please visit: http://psychology.plymouth.ac.uk/research/funded-phd-studentships/
School of Psychology
Successful applicants will be part of a large, vibrant, highly collaborative, interdisciplinary community. In the 2008 RAE 34.5 members of staff from the School were submitted, making Plymouth the 12th largest research School of Psychology in the UK. 85% of our research was rated at international standard. Our PhD students are members of the Plymouth University Doctoral Training Centre in Social Sciences, which provides interdisciplinary training and networking opportunities for around 160 doctoral students.
Research in the School of Psychology is organised around the University Research Centre encompassing research excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience, Vision and Action, Social Psychology, Language Development, Thinking and Reasoning, Memory and Imagery, Health and Well Being, and Human Factors. State-of-the art facilities include high-density, 64- and 128-channels of active EEG electrodes (passive amplification also available), TMS with stereotactic guidance, eye- and motor-tracking, neuro-computational modelling, and fMRI with multi-channel head coil.
For details of the School's research activity, please visit http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/cbcb
Plymouth has often been voted 'best place to live in Britain', and has many exciting cultural and student activities, with beautiful surrounding countryside and coastline.
Applicants should be highly motivated and have (at least) a first or upper second class honours degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or related discipline. A relevant MSc or MRes qualification is desirable. Applicants must have excellent research skills and excellent communication skills.
The studentships have a duration of 3 years and include full Home/EU tuition fees plus a research training support grant of £750 and stipend of £13,590 per annum. The studentships will only fully fund applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fees. Applicants normally required to cover overseas fees will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £9,500 per annum).
If you wish to discuss this project further informally, please contact potential supervisors directly. For general enquiries about doctoral study in the School of Psychology, please contact Professor Jackie Andrade (firstname.lastname@example.org). However, applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.
For an application form and full details on how to apply, please visit http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/postgraduate. Applicants should send a completed application form along with a covering letter detailing their suitability for the studentship to Catherine Johnson, Faculty of Science and Technology Research Office, A108 Portland Square, Plymouth PL4 8AA or e-mail email@example.com.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 13 April 2012. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications. Applicants who have not received an offer of a place by the end of May should consider their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
PROJECT TOPICS AND SUPERVISORS
The psychology of human associative learning: Prof Chris Mitchell
Tufts University is proud to announce the launch of a new multi- and interdisciplinary joint PhD program in cognitive science. Applications for the inaugural Fall 2012 class are accepted immediately. In recent years, Tufts has built up a world-renowned faculty in Cognitive Science, some of whom have been prominent since the beginnings of the field. The new joint Ph.D. program has particular interdisciplinary strength in the area of human language, including theoretical linguistics, psycho- and neurolinguistics, reading and dyslexia, and computational linguistics, and it offers considerable expertise as well in other traditional subareas of cognitive science including animal cognition, human memory, behavioral/cognitive/affective neuroscience, cognitive modeling, robotics, and human-computer interaction. The cognitive science faculty reflects the diversity of methods and research paradigms in the field and includes: Daniel Dennett, Ray Jackendoff, Maryanne Wolf, Calvin Gidney, Phillip Holcomb, Gina Kuperberg, Holly A. Taylor, Robert Cook, Ayanna Thomas, Rich Chechile, Ariel M. Goldberg, Heather Urry, Rob Jacob, Matthias Scheutz, David Hammer, Barbara Brizuela, and Christoph Borgers.
Interested students are encouraged to visit the Program's web page at http://cogsci.tufts.edu which provides detailed information about the application process as well as contact information for cognitive science faculty.
The Department of Psychology at the University of Delaware is undergoing a period of growth, inclusive of a new faculty hiring initiative that reflects the arrival of a new department chair, an emphasis on a neuroscience perspective, and cross-program, cross-disciplinary interaction. In connection with this forward momentum and anticipated growth, the department announces a new Department Research Fellowship Program that will fund several incoming students with up to five years of support, providing of four years of support as a Research Fellow and one year of support as a Teaching Fellow or Teaching Assistant.
Our department offers PhD programs in four training areas: Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Science, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology. Department Research Fellowships are available to students entering any of the four graduate programs. Priority will be given to applicants whose research interests cut across the research programs of faculty members affiliated with at least two of the four training areas. Fellows will have a primary faculty advisor from one of the four areas and could have secondary research advisors from other areas, fostering interdisciplinary training and research. Fellows and their advisors will be encouraged to pursue predoctoral fellowship funding from NIH or NSF during the course of their graduate training.
Further information about the department, faculty research interests, and graduate training is available at http://www.psych.udel.edu/. Potential applicants should contact prospective faculty advisors to discuss their fit with the Department Research Fellowship Program. Applicants should indicate their interest in being considered as a Department Research Fellow in their personal statements. The statement should identify the faculty advisor(s) the student would be interesting in working with and should include a description of how the research interests of the applicant relate to those of the intended faculty advisor(s).
Beginning in the Fall semester of 2012, this rigorous program of study will produce the next generation of scholars who work on the interface between law, psychology and human development. The joint degree will prepare psychology students with legal training necessary for research and teaching in this field, and will provide law students with the research and training skills that are essential to practice and teach scientifically-based law.
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