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CFPR Research Doctorates


12 National Productivity Investment Fund PhD studentships – October 2017

The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training – a partnership between UWE Bristol, Plymouth and Falmouth – has been awarded 12 fully-funded PhD studentships from the National Productivity Investment Fund to begin on 1 October 2017. The studentships cover fees plus an annual maintenance award of £14,553. The award is for 3.5 years full-time but it is possible to study part-time.

Each studentship is a collaboration between one of the three universities’ research centres and an industrial partner that guarantees training and access to facilities, a variety of internships/placements and in some instances co-supervision. All students will be part of an interdisciplinary Design Futures Lab.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to become part of an innovative and cutting-edge cohort of researchers dedicated to reshaping industrial technologies and processes through embedded practice-based research. The following projects are with the Centre for Fine Print Research:

Revitalising a Victorian Underglaze Print Archive

User-Centred Design to Investigate Auxetic Support Pads for Load Alleviation in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

The Development of Creative Human Computer Interfaces (HCI)

Movement and Metrology

An Investigation into Alternatives to Pixel Based Colour Rendering using a Digitally Driven Physical Mark Making Process

The deadline for applications is 19 June and interviews will be held in Bristol on 10/11 July. Full details of these studentships can be found on http://3d3research.co.uk/



Funding Announcement 2016/17

Applicants wishing to study for a PhD with the CFPR can apply for a full AHRC studentship (annual maintenance award & fees) through the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training - a partnership between UWE, Plymouth & Falmouth Universities. 3D3 trains researchers to meet the creative and design opportunities of the future, exploring the possibilities and challenges presented by rapidly evolving technologies, including the interface between digital processes and traditional methods. It offers a unique opportunity for creative scholar-practitioners working at the forefront of a rapidly expanding research landscape.  

*PhD studentships comprise tuition fees (£3,900PA to cover tuituion) and a maintenance award (3D3 full-time £2016/17 is £14,296 rates tenable for a minimum of 3 academic years.  Part-time studentships comprise tuition fees & pro-rata maintenance award.  

The next deadline for expressions of interest for 3D3 PhD studentships is likely to be Mid January and deadline for full applications is is likely to be mid March 2017.


2016/17 UWE fees for PhD, MPhil and DPhil:

Full-time - UK/EU - £4,984
Part-time UK/EU - £2,384
Full-time International - £12,625
Part-time International - £5,796
Writing up fee UK/EU and International - £381


Research Doctorates

The Centre for Fine Print Research has a strong track record of successful PhD and Mphil completions.
Our doctoral programme provides a thriving intellectual community, with students from around the world researching into aspects of multi-disciplinary fine print.

We expect research students to take a full and active role in the Research Centre including taking part in regular workshops, conferences and seminars.

A list of the available supervisors at the Centre for Fine Print Research is available here, or please contact Carinna Parraman for more information about our 3D3 Phd Programme and all Phd study at the CFPR : carrina.parraman@uwe.ac.uk

The research team at CFPR provide a platform for diverse and challenging research aimed at making a mark both in the scholarly and artistic communities. Although our research is primarily initiated from a visual perspective, it is inexorably linked to industrial development and new technologies. We currently work with a range of companies and institutions including The British Museum and the Museum of Arts and Design New York.

 

We also have one of the most comprehensive sets of 2D and 3D printing, cutting, machining and fabrication hardware in the country. We work collaboratively with high profile artists, studios, contemporary makers and galleries and our CFPR Editions studio functions as a publishing studio of limited edition prints and multiples.

By adapting to changing demand in the marketplace and the requirements of the user, we are able to conduct research that has direct application to industry, creative design, science and art.
Our key research areas are: 3D rapid prototyping| Colour | 2.5D print| Artists’ Books and the role of materials and craft skills in the digital design arena.  

Applicants wishing to study for a PhD with the CFPR can apply for a full Arts and Humanities Research Council studentship (annual maintenance award and fees) through the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Design, Digital Media and Digital Arts.

The 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Design, Digital Media and Digital Arts is a partnership between the universities of the West of England (UWE), Plymouth and Falmouth, working together to creating exciting opportunities for practice-led doctoral students in the fields of: digital design, digital media and digital arts (including music and performance).  


Part-time studentships comprise tuition fees and a pro-rata maintenance award for a 5 year period. Masters studentships cover tuition fees and a stipend of £11500 for one year - to be eligible for a Masters studentship at the CFPR, you must meet all of the criteria for, and apply to study full-time on either the MA Design or  MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking.  

PhD students students will benefit from the combined resources of the three universities and enjoy a bespoke training programme that can be extended through a period of external placement. This is a unique opportunity to become part of a new generation of creative scholar - practitioners working at the forefront of a rapidly expanding research landscape. 3D3 AHRC studentships are open to UK and EU applicants only.

Applicants should have achieved at least a 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant first degree and demonstrate their potential for practice-led research through a master’s qualification and/or through alternative evidence of research aptitude. For further details of the programme, deadlines and application details, visit: www.3d3research.co.uk

Students graduating from the CFPR have gone on to successful careers in the academic and creative professions. To find out more about current and past CFPR research students follow the links below:

Current Postgraduate Supervision
and Student PhD Completions

Please contact Carinna Parraman for more information about our 3D3 Phd Programme and Phd study at the CFPR : carrina.parraman@uwe.ac.uk


If you are interested in undertaking a PhD with the CPFR  further information on doctoral study at UWE, application forms and information on fees can be found on the UWE Graduate School Pages

*If you would like an informal chat about undertaking a PhD with the CFPR please send a 500 word statement on your area of research to:

Centre for Fine Print Research
University of the West of England
Bower Ashton Campus
Kennel Lodge Road, Off Clanage Road
Bristol BS3 2JT
UK Tel: +44 (0)117 3285864
Fax: +44 (0)117 3285865






CFPR Teaching

PhD Supervision Team

Current PhD Supervision

PhD Completions

Research Doctorates

3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training

MA Design

MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking

Continuing Professional Development

If you would like further information regarding post graduate research at the University of the West of England please follow the link below.

Postgraduate research study

 

Send us a 500 word summary on your area of interest to:

Centre for Fine Print Research
University of the West of England
Bower Ashton Campus
Kennel Lodge Road, Off Clanage Road
Bristol BS3 2JT
UK Tel: +44 (0)117 3285864
Fax: +44 (0)117 3285865


For further inquiries please contact CFPR Research Administrator,
Jesse Heckstall-Smith on the following e-mail address:
Jesse.Heckstall-Smith@uwe.ac.uk