Funded PhD Studentship

Bournemouth University invites applications for a fully-funded PhD research studentship in law, with an expected starting date of September 2019. Applicants are invited to submit research proposals on the theme of

Intellectual property and information rights in the European Digital Single Market: legal, regulatory and normative issues.

The research will be conducted at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) as part of its award as Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Intellectual Property and Information Rights (2018-2021)

The studentship consist of a maintenance grant of £14,777 per annum and PhD fees waived for 48 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.

The deadline for submitting the application is 21 April 2019.

Project Summary

Applicants are expected to have a solid background in law, with expertise in at least one of the following areas: intellectual property, data protection or competition law. Most importantly, they will be open minded and able to engage in a fruitful dialogue with neighbouring disciplines. The PhD research will provide new insights and original thinking on how intellectual property and information law should respond to the challenges of the European Digital Single Market. In this respect, we encourage submission of research proposals addressing core legal, regulatory and/or normative issues, such as: internet platforms regulation; the impact of Artificial Intelligence; access to information, competition and democracy; data ownership and access to data; EU harmonization of copyright and related rights; as well as any other matter deserving in-depth legal investigation. No restrictions are imposed as to the legal perspective and the methodology of the research.

As part of their appointment, the PhD researcher is expected to assist the supervisors on the activities of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, in particular with the organization of research events, seminars and workshops.

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