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Message posted on 11/02/2020

2 PhD scholarships in ethics & RRI of research infrastructures, AI & data

Two PhD opportunities are available with the EU Future and Emerging
Technologies Flagship Human Brain Project (HBP). The PhDs will be based at
De Montfort University (Leicester, UK), Centre for Computing and Social
Responsibility (CCSR)
, a
research centre focusing on ethical and social issues of information and
communication technology.

Within the HBP, the CCSR currently leads the ethics support work which
includes responsible research and innovation, compliance management, dual
use, ethics-related data governance, data protection, and ethics of
artificial intelligence.

The two successful applicants for the PhD studentships will undertake
research under the supervision of the HBP DMU team, currently consisting of
four Research Fellows and a Professor.

Suggestions for possible PhD topics on ethics and Responsible Research and
Innovation of research infrastructures, Artificial Intelligence and data
can be found here:

It is envisaged that the PhD research will be undertaken as PhD by
Concurrent Publication.

To apply for this scholarship please submit a full application via our
application portal which can be accessed here
Deadline for
application 24 February 2020.

What is funded

Awards are offered for 3 years (36 months) full time. The scholarships cover


PhD Fees at the Home/EU level (Β£4,330 p.a for 2019-20)

The UKRI maintenance allowance (Β£15,009 for 2019-20)


3 years


In order to be admitted as a student for a research degree programme, an
applicant shall normally possess a UK Honours degree with at least an upper
second-class honours, or an academic or professional qualification which is
deemed to be equivalent.

Due to funding restrictions, applications are open to Home/EU students only.

For more information see and

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