Thursday, April 24, 2008

PhD studentships

Finally, we get our allocation of Doctoral Training Account studentships from EPSRC. I have posted the following advert to various lists and encouraged colleagues to do similarly. I am unhappy about the delays to the allocation of these studentships; I have no idea what caused it, e.g. maybe some university entered into a dispute with EPSRC about their total allocation? That is sheer speculation, but it's the sort of thing that may have happened. Basically, the studentships get allocated by EPSRC to universities, based on research grant income, and then universities allocate them to departments.

Applications are invited for PhD positions at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Liverpool, UK. The Department has funds to support three PhD studentships to begin on or around September 2008, and to run for 3 to 4 years. Further details are at:

The Department has particular strengths in Algorithms and Complexity, Logic in computation, and multi-agent systems, so we particularly encourage applicants with an interest in any of these areas.

Note that two of these posts are EPSRC Doctoral Training Account studentships, and are only available to students who are resident in the UK; the above web page has details on eligibility. The other studentship (funded by the Department) is available to any candidate who is a citizen of an EU country.

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