EPSRC PhD studentship: Data Prototyping & Urban Futures

Applications are invited for a full time, fully funded PhD studentship to start October 2015, as part of ImaginationLancaster’s ongoing research into Urban Futures within the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts. This important post seeks to use a design-informed interdisciplinary perspective to address urban challenges and enhance the potential for impact activities with urban decision makers and communities. The successful PhD researcher will be based in ImaginationLancaster, an internationally recognised, open and exploratory design-led research centre at Lancaster University.

Studentship Value (as of October 2015):

  • Tuition Fees (UK/EU)
  • Maintenance Award of £14,057 (UK only)

Application Deadline: Wednesday 5th August 2015

Eligibility: UK and EU students

In order to be considered for this studentship, please apply online via the University website: You will need to submit an application for PhD Design, making clear in your personal statement that you wish to be considered for the EPSRC studentship in Data Prototyping & Urban Futures.

You will need to upload the following to your application:

  • a research proposal in the area of Data Prototyping & Urban Futures
  • a personal statement
  • your undergraduate and masters transcripts and degree certificates
  • names and email addresses of two academic referees

You should also send a covering letter, explaining why you are applying to this studentship to

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact or visit the LICA website, Further details on the scholarship can be found on the Imagination Website.