New PhD Scholarships in Australia and in Amsterdam

Melbourne, Australia:

A PhD scholarship for research in the field of urban data is available through the Melbourne Networked Society Institute at the University of Melbourne.

Cities around the world increasingly deploy varied and multiple data streams — from apps on user-devices to distributed sensor networks — in order to inform better settings for service provision and resource use.  This scholarship is available for a student investigating existing and emergent urban data practices in the context of contemporary smart city agendas.  The research will focus on new opportunities for citizen engagement and the development of new models of planning and governance.  Additionally, the research will address conceptual and practical challenges concerning practices of data acquisition and utilisation, including growing concerns around the effect of growing surveillance and the impact on privacy. (more…)

Doctoral Colloquium at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology

Copenhagen, Denmark
October 18, 2016

Important dates

Deadline for submission: July 15
Decisions made: August 1

We invite doctoral students to participate in the 2016 ASIS&T Doctoral Colloquium, which will take place as part of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology in Copenhagen, Denmark. This event, replacing the previous ASIST doctoral colloquium, is intended for those of you in the later stages of your dissertation research; this means that you are, for example, post-proposal, or have a completed research design, or have begun data collection. The purpose of this doctoral colloquium is to provide a forum in which you can discuss and receive feedback on your research and career plans from senior scholars in our field. Participation in the Colloquium is included in the conference registration fee. (more…)

PhD FUNDING OPPORTUNITY at AIX-MArseille University, FRANCE

We are seeking PhD candidates for a thesis proposal entitled “Healthcare Associated Infections Prevention and Reduction: Info-communication tools and processes for hand hygiene” (Project ID: 2016-21) which has passed the first selection phase in the context of a competitive DOC2AMU, a H2020 COFUND MSCA project financed by the European Commission under Grant Agreement 713750 and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, with a financial support from A*MIDEX Foundation.
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Three PhD scholarships in internet research

The Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for three 3-year PhD scholarships. The successful candidates will be affiliated with the Peoples’ Internet (PIN) project sponsored by the Carlsberg Foundation. The candidates are expected to begin October 1, 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. (more…)

PhD student workshop: Collecting and analysing social media data

The ESRC-funded “Social Media – Developing Understanding, Infrastructure & Engagement” (ES/M001628/1) award based at the University of Aberdeen is organising a workshop for PhD student researchers in the social sciences to come together to explore the challenges of collecting and analysing social media data. The workshop will run over two days (June 16-17) and will commence at 11am on day 1, and conclude at 5pm on day 2. (more…)

Call for Proposals – Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium

May 13-14, 2017
New York University

As stewards of a culture’s collective knowledge, libraries and archives are facing the realities of cataclysmic environmental change with a dawning awareness of its unique implications for their missions and activities. Some professionals in these fields are focusing new energies on the need for environmentally sustainable practices in their institutions. Some are prioritizing the role of libraries and archives in supporting climate change communication and influencing government policy and public awareness. Others foresee an inevitable unraveling of systems and ponder the role of libraries and archives in a world much different from the one we take for granted. Climate disruption, peak oil, toxic waste, deforestation, soil salinity and agricultural crisis, depletion of groundwater and other natural resources, loss of biodiversity, mass migration, sea level rise, and extreme weather events are all problems that indirectly threaten to overwhelm civilization’s knowledge infrastructures, and present information institutions with unprecedented challenges. (more…)