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forwarded message below ... please pass on to any potential PhD students/supervisors you may know...


Dear friends and colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that we are accepting applications for the
OII Summer Doctoral Programme 2009, to be hosted this year by our
partners at the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University
of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia.

OII SDP 2009: Brisbane (6-17 July, 2009)

The programme aims to stretch the thinking of all students on a range
of issues, to provide valuable advice and support for students' thesis
research, and to establish a peer network of excellent young
researchers. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the thematic focus this year will
be on 'Creativity, Innovation and the Internet': our partners on the
SDP since 2003, the Creative Industries Faculty is at the forefront of
pioneering international research initiatives in creative industries
policy, applied creative industries research, digital media design,
and the creative and performing arts.

As in previous years, the programme will involve daily research
seminars and panel sessions given by leading academics, with students
having the opportunity to present their research to their peers in
informal seminars. Break-out sessions will allow groups to focus more
narrowly on research questions of mutual interest, and time is made
available for individual research and informal contact with tutors and
fellow students.

Student feedback on the Summer Doctoral has always been overwhelmingly
positive, and the SDP 2009 promises to be yet another excellent year
in this series. I hope you will consider applying, encourage your
students to apply, or forward this email to people who may be
interested! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Best wishes,
Dr Victoria Nash
Director of Graduate Studies, Oxford Internet Institute

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1. SDP2009: Apply / Deadline
2. Candidates: What are we looking for?
3. Background: the OII Summer Doctoral Programme
4. Fees / Scholarships / Partners
5. Contact / Keep in Touch

1. SDP2009: Apply / Deadline

The SDP2009 Application Form is available on the website. The
application process will close at 17:00 GMT on Monday 16 February
2009. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 April 2009.

Apply for the SDP2009:

All applications must be supported by one or more of the students'
current doctoral supervisors (references will be requested). All
teaching will be in English, so all applicants should be able to
demonstrate their competence in this language.

2. Candidates: What are we looking for?

Up to 30 places are available and will be awarded on a competitive
basis. Preference will be given to students at an advanced stage of
their doctorate who have embarked on writing their thesis.

Like the course tutors, our SDP students come from a wide range of
disciplinary backgrounds: computer science, sociology, law, etc.
Whatever the background, the programme aims to facilitate deep
discussion of both substantive and methodological research issues, and
to help students frame their research questions and direct their

As in other years, the SDP2009 will seek to generate dialogue and
debate between students from different disciplinary backgrounds on
issues relating to the broad theme of creativity and innovation with a
view to improving each student's doctoral thesis and identifying
topics for future collaborative research. With these aims in mind, we
are particularly keen to attract the most promising students who are
prepared to engage with different disciplines, backgrounds and

Past student biographies, tutor lists and programmes:

3. Background: the OII Summer Doctoral Programme

Launched in 2003, the OII SDP is now an important fixture of the OII's
year, a time when we bring together a diverse group of students and
tutors for two weeks of intense work and discussion. We consciously
encourage the international character of the SDP in order to encourage
peer networks that are as diverse as possible, and to benefit students
who may not have significant academic peer-groups in their own
universities. The programme is held away from Oxford every other year:
this is our third stint abroad (in 2005 we took the SDP to Beijing,
and in 2007 we were hosted by the Berkman Center, Harvard University).

Quick Stats:
160 students
38 nationalities
80 tutors
320 hours of seminars .. since the first SDP2003. And counting.

SDP Home:

SDP Flickr Group:

4. Fees / Scholarships / Partners

The cost of the course will be AUD 3300.00, covering accommodation
from 5-17 July 2009 (inclusive) and all course tuition fees. Travel to
and from Brisbane is not included in this fee.

We are currently looking for additional funding to provide support for
student scholarships. Students do not need to make a request for a
scholarship at the application stage as this will be dealt with once
the selection process has been completed.

We are grateful for the generosity of the Higher Education Funding
Council for England (Hefce) and all our academic partners in
supporting this programme: the Institute for Creative Industries and
Innovation (iCi) (2009 co-organiser), the ARC Centre of Excellence for
Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), the Berkman Center for
Internet and Society (Harvard University) and the Annenberg School of
Communication (USC).

5. Contact / Keep in Touch

Laura Taylor
Graduate Studies Administrator

Summer Doctoral Programme 2009
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Application deadline:
17:00 GMT on Monday 16 February 2009

SDP Alumni: contact Laura if you would like to be added to the SDP
Alumni mailing list.

Dr Marcus Foth
Australian Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Queensland University of Technology (CRICOS No. 00213J)
Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane QLD 4059, Australia
Phone +61 7 313 x88772 - Fax x88195 - Office Z6-511
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