Digital Footprints for Urban Analytics PhD Scholarships 2022/2023 – UK

Digital Footprints for Urban Analytics PhD Scholarships 2022/2023

When is Application Deadline?

16th May 2022

Tell Me About Award:

We are delighted to invite applications for two University-funded PhD scholarships (+3), commencing in October 2022. One is available to International applicants and one is restricted to UK residents.

UBDC’s mission is to be an international centre-of-excellence in the research use of digital footprint data and associated analytical technologies to address the challenges of urban planning, development and management. Working with a supervisory team from the Centre, the successful students will develop projects aligned with this mission. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in developing advanced skills in quantitative or data-driven social research, and in applying these to real-world urban policy problems.

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply?

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria

  • They should have a good first degree (2.1. or higher) in an appropriate discipline including, but not limited to: social sciences, economics, geography, computing science, statistics or environmental sciences.
  • They should be able to demonstrate quantitative or data-driven research skills appropriate to their level of qualification.
  • They should be able to demonstrate an interest in and appreciation of the challenges of urban social science research.

Please note that all applicants must also meet the entry requirements for the Urban Studies, PhD. 

Which Countries are Eligible?

UK & International

Where will Award be Taken?


How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Two. One is available to International applicants and one is restricted to UK residents.

What is the Benefit of Scholarship?

The scholarships provide an unrivalled opportunity to develop cutting-edge expertise and experience in this fast-growing field. UBDC offers a vibrant, multi-disciplinary and collegiate base in which to develop as a researcher. You will enjoy excellent supervisory support from leading researchers in the field as well as the ability to develop connections with our wider community of 40+ researchers and data scientists, including associates across the University of Glasgow, and with a network of international partners around the world. You will have access to a wide range of advanced training opportunities as well as the Centre’s superb data collections and advanced IT infrastructure.

How Long will Program Last?

3 years

How to Apply for Scholarship?

Applications will be assessed by the project team. Shortlisted applicants will be requested to attend a remote (online) Interview.

All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to a PhD programme within the Urban Studies subject area of the School of Social and Political Sciences. Successful applicants will be invited to apply for admission to the relevant PhD programme after they are selected for funding.

Find out more, including full details on how to apply, on the University of Glasgow website.


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