PhD position at Nottingham Trent University


Fully financed PhD position at Nottingham Trent University is available under the auspices of the European Union’s Doctoral Training Alliance Programme COFUND.

The project is entitled „How much social media is too much? A cross-cultural interdisciplinary investigation of social media use and addiction”, and will start in January 2019. The application deadline is October 8th, 2018.

The applicants for the PhD Fellowships must be from outside the UK and they will each receive an overall annual living allowance of over £25,500. Each PhD Fellowship will also be supported by a £1,500 annual travel bursary. Candidates should contact Dr. Daria Kuss at

The University Alliance has been awarded Doctoral Training support from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action COFUND scheme of the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme ( to establish the “DTA3” Centre. The COFUND award will support the full integration of three existing individual programmes of training in Applied Biosciences for Health, Energy and Social Policy. The DTA3 will develop 83 early-stage researchers (ESRs) as internationally connected, independent researchers with interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral skills and experience, ready for industrial employment in the European and UK priority challenge areas of healthcare, clean energy and social policy. Building on existing individual doctoral programmes, DTA3 is delivered through a consortium of 12 universities across England and Wales, with associate partners in Europe and Australia.

The core objectives of DTA3 are:

• Developing a mobile, interdisciplinary and international ESR community equipped to solve grand challenges with broad connections to industry and commerce;

• Excellent Ph.D. student training: advanced technical, subject-specific and generic skills with critical reasoning, research integrity, socio-economic context and impact.

• To focus on communication and translation of applied research.

• To involve supervisors and their wider research as an integral part of the programme.