Scholarships and funded studentships may be open for application. See below for further details and availability:
Abertay R-LINCS PhD Studentships
Abertay offers a number of fully funded studentships to exceptional graduates from around the world. These studentships offer an RCUK-equivalent stipend (approx. £14,195 for studies starting in September 2017 or Februuary 2018) and registration fees.
Successful candidates will contribute to R-LINCS (Research-Led Innovation Nodes for Contemporary Society); Abertay’s single university-wide research and knowledge exchange initiative. R-LINCS is designed to capitalise on Abertay’s experience and strengths in developing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary solutions to address societal challenges (Research Strategy).
Funded studentship titles
The following studentships are available, and details of open calls will be advertised on Abertay’s job pages and candidates must apply via this route. Shortlisted candidates for a funded studentship will typically be asked for interview at Abertay University, and will receive a decision shortly after these have been conducted
- CLOSED: 3 PhD Studentships: A 4D virtual tumour for cancer ecology, including full fees and stipend. 3 fully-funded PhD studentships have been awarded to Abertay University in the following areas of cancer research:
- Modelling: To design and develop our agent-based model, including refining an existing complex systems model of the cell and its responses to anti-cancer drugs, to other cells and to the environment. Candidates should have a background in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline, and a degree with a strong element of computer programming and mathematical or computational modelling is desirable.
- Simulation: To implement our agent-based model using cloud-based software frameworks to scale up simulations from hundreds of cells to hundreds of thousands of cells. Candidates should have a background in Computer Science or a related discipline, and have substantial experience of concurrent, parallel and/or distributed programming and preferably be familiar with a functional language.
- Visualisation: To devise and implement effective user interfaces to reveal the dynamics of the virtual tumour at different spatial and temporal scales, and to allow users to interact with the model. Candidates should have a background in Computer Science or a related discipline, and a degree with a strong element of visualisation, games technology and/ or Human Computer Interaction is desirable.
- CLOSED: 3 PhD Studentships: Interactive storytelling to support cancer patients, including full fees and stipend. 3 fully-funded PhD studentships have been awarded to Abertay University in the following areas :
- Narrative Designer: To design and develop narratives for the project. This role will encompass not only narrative design, but also Game Design more generally, and candidates should be able to demonstrate some knowledge of other aspects of Game Design (e.g. user experience design, user interface design, gameplay/systems design, and level design). Candidates should have a background in Game Design or related disciplines, with an emphasis on storytelling and developing interactive narratives. Technical Game Design knowledge (working with engines, developing visual scripting, knowledge of scripting languages such as C#) is preferred but not essential.
- Computer Artist: To design, develop, and implement graphics for the interactive stories. Candidates will have a background in Computer Arts or related disciplines. Skills in digital art production are essential, including knowledge and experience of 2D/3D production methods. Knowledge and experience of game art pipelines are preferable, including experience of working with game engines. Candidates should also demonstrate visual literacy and an appreciation for visual storytelling.
- Games Technologist: To lead development of interactive narratives making use of game development tools and game engines. Candidates should have a background in Computer Games Technology, Computer Games Development, or related disciplines that focus on software engineering. Candidates should be able to demonstrate proficiency in C++ as a core programming language. Knowledge of other programming languages (such as C#), visual scripting tools, game engines, and source control is desirable, as is experience of developing and finalising at least one game project.
Previously funded studentships are listed at Studentship Archive.
DUE TO OPEN = Studentships will be advertised shortly.
OPEN = Abertay invites candidates to apply for the studentship advertised on the Jobs page.