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PhD Scholarship in Microeconomics of Innovation (CREATe & Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow)

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PhD Scholarship in Microeconomics of Innovation (CREATe & Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow)

By 8 July 2014No Comments


The Opportunity


The RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe – and Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, invite applications for a PhD Scholarship in microeconomics of innovation. We are looking for strong empirical skills and a willingness to engage with, and contribute to, a novel, interdisciplinary research agenda relating to innovation in the creative economy. We are particularly interested in candidates who wish to develop their own research agenda in the economics of innovation, and are able to work imaginatively with a range of quantitative techniques. The successful candidate will become a member of both CREATe and the established research group in Microeconomics at the Adam Smith Business School. The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof. Sayantan Ghosal at the Adam Smith Business School and the Director of CREATe, Prof. Martin Kretschmer.

About CREATe

The RCUK Centre for Copyright & New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe – is established with initial funding of £5m from the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). This interdisciplinary research hub is engaging with key research challenges in the creative economy relating to copyright and digital transformations. Based at the University of Glasgow, CREATe draws upon a consortium of research expertise from 7 participating HEIs across the UK (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Goldsmiths, Nottingham, St Andrews, Strathclyde and UEA). For further details of CREATe’s full research programme click here.

The Award

This scholarship will run for three years full-time and will provide:

  • an annual bursary equivalent to the RCUK rate – currently £13,863 (£6931.50 part-time) for 2014/15
  • fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
  • a research support grant of £750 per annum

A September 2014 entry for the prospective PhD student is preferred, but we remain open to the possibility of a January 2015 entry.

How to Apply

All applicants should complete and collate the following documentation, attach to a single email and send to Andrew McHugh ( by 5pm BST on 22 July 2014:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Academic Transcript(s)
  3. Two References: References should be on official headed notepaper and signed by referees
  4. A Research Proposal of no longer than 1200 words (excluding references), including a statement on how it complements the research activity, aims and objectives of CREATe. Additional items such as references and bibliography should be attached on the application email separately from the research proposal – i.e. on a separate document.
  5. Applicants may also forward one sample of their academic writing at their own discretion.

Please make sure to cite the reference code CRE_614b in the subject line of your email.

Naming Documents

Please note that all documents submitted should be named according to the following standard: “CRE_614b_Applicant Name_Document Name”. For example: “CRE_614b_George McCarthy_CV” or “CRE_614b_George McCarthy_Reference 1”.

Selection Process

Applicants will be evaluated by a selection panel including Prof. Sayantan Ghosal and Prof. Martin Kretschmer. The selection panel will base its decision on the applicant’s academic qualifications, the quality of the Research Proposal, references, and may take into account any other factor which it considers relevant. Following a process of shortlisting, candidates will be invited to attend an interview. In-person interviews are preferred, but where this is impractical the arrangement of telephone or Skype interviews will be considered. CREATe reserves the right to make an offer of a scholarship subject to a research proposal being revised in such manner as it sees fit, or to any other conditions, or to make no award.

Interviews are expected to be held in early August.

Further details

For further details, please contact CREATe’s Centre Manager Andrew McHugh ( / tel: +44 (0)141 330 2086) or CREATe’s Centre Administrator Diane McGrattan ( / tel: +44 (0)141 330 1980).