29th January 2014

Funded PhD at the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process

CSISP PHD STUDENTSHIP (3 years, with the option of 1 year extension)

Call for applications

The Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP) at Goldsmiths, University of London is seeking to attract a PhD student of outstanding ability.

The studentship is to support an excellent doctoral project in the broad area of science and technology studies (STS). We are open to proposals in any area of STS, but would welcome an emphasis on digital, the mundane and/or markets.

The applicant should have a Master’s degree in STS, sociology or a related field and his/her project proposal and CV should demonstrate outstanding ability.

The studentship

The studentship covers Home/EU fees plus £10,000 per annum living expenses, and is open to all new applicants who are eligible for home/EU fees, and not in receipt of Research Council grants or equivalent sources of funding. The bursary is for three years and the successful applicant will have the possibility to apply for an optional 1 year extension. The award of this extension will depend on demonstrated good progress. We envisage a start date of October 1, 2014.
The doctoral project will be based in CSISP, an active inter-disciplinary research centre located in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths.

CSISP hosts events, research and projects in the broad area of the social studies of science, technology, politics and the environment. It aims to facilitate collaboration and intervention across disciplines and practices that touch on the social broadly conceived: design and social science; computing, advocacy and social methods; branding and sociology; biomedicine and social research; the arts and environmental science. For more information, see http://www.gold.ac.uk/csisp/

As a PhD student based in CSISP and the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, you will join a lively community of post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers.

To apply, please submit an application via the Goldsmiths online graduate admissions system. In addition, please submit via email:

  • –  a statement of your intended research project (maximum 3 pages)
  • –  a curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • –  one piece of written work based on your current research or previous research (e.g.a final year undergraduate or masters’ dissertation)
  • –  two academic references

Please send these application documents as a complete package to Bridget Ward (Post-graduate research officer, B.Ward@gold.ac.uk) by March 31, 2014, mentioning CSISP STUDENTSHIP 2014 in the subject header.

The deadline will be strictly adhered to.

Further Information

  1. The successful applicant will be required to fulfil all departmental obligations associated with the MPhil/PhD programme, including research training (unless the candidate can demonstrate that equivalent training has been covered as part of a previous qualification).
  2. All postgraduate students are subject to the departmental and college annual review process.
  3. Renewal of studentships is dependent on demonstrating that satisfactory progress has been made, including the preparation of sound research plans, and successful completion of coursework and upgrading.

For more information, please contact Bridget Ward (B.Ward@gold.ac.uk) or CSISP (csisp@gold.ac.uk)