PhD - Networking Ecologically Smart Territories

Job Description

NEST is an intercontinental and intersectoral staff exchange project (Marie Curie RISE ), that links academic research with social and artistic practices to carry out theoretical inquiry on the relationship between digital technologies, living systems and the production of knowledge within territorialized laboratories forming networks of localities. The project is based on contributory research: a method combining traditional academic, artistic, technological and industrial approaches with urban/rural research practices in order to constitute territorial communities integrating different forms of knowledge (practical and theoretical). The heart of the project is a mobility program for an international exchange of researchers and staff across academic and non-academic sectors of NEST actors, which allows the articulation of local territorial situations with planetary concerns in the context of the Anthropocene.

Student Requirements for this Project PhD or Master on a PhD track, availability to travel to Paris (FR), Silesia (PL) or Berkeley (USA) and spend there up to 12 month carrying out research for Nest. The maximum amount of the grant is €25.200 to cover for travel, accommodation and subsistence for 12 months. This grant is non-extendable.

Funding Agency European Commission Student Stipend per annum €18000 Materials & Travel Budget per annum 7200 Fees covered by the funding per annum €0 Duration of Funding 12 months Partially funded If you are interested in submitting an application for this project, please complete an Expression of Interest.