PhD Fellowships – RISE Doctoral Training Program 2021

Extended application deadline: Friday, September 18th, 2020.
The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies (RISE), as part of the RISE Doctoral Training Program announces five (5) PhD Fellowships under various Multidisciplinary Research Groups (MRGs). RISE is an equal opportunity employer. The positions are open to nationals of all EU and non-EU countries. For the 2nd semester of the academic year 2020-2021, as part of its Doctoral Training Program, RISE will offer up to five (5) PhD fellowships to eligible candidates. Fellowships will be for up to 3 years, during which candidates are expected to complete their PhD.
The Museum Lab MRG two thematic areas are:
1. Museums, Emerging Technologies and Art
Increasingly artists are using emerging technologies, such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR), holograms, multimedia and interactive technologies to produce their work. These technologies are changing rapidly and, as a result, museums are faced with a number of challenges when it comes to acquiring, maintaining, conserving and displaying this kind of art. The candidate will be expected to conduct extensive research on how museums and galleries acquire, maintain, preserve and display art that uses emerging technologies. This project aims to: (a) identify the challenges faced by museum professionals when dealing with art that uses emerging technologies; (b) identify the concerns of artists who use emerging technologies; and (c) register best practices.
2. Museums, Technology and Difficult Heritage
The candidate will be expected to conduct extensive research on how museums or cultural sites address issues of difficult/contested history or heritage in their exhibition spaces and through their educational programs with the help of technology. Accordingly, the candidate will be expected to develop an innovative application/installation focusing on a thematic area (such as immigration, LGBTQI rights, the Cyprus Problem etc.). He/ She will contribute in suggesting ways and methods for the application of new learning scenarios and approaches in museums with the use of technology. Such a practical application will aim to help museums deal with these contested issues and help build social cohesion. The candidate will subsequently test the applications and do an extensive evaluation.
For more information please contact: Dr. Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Team Leader of Museum Lab MRG and Associate Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology. Email: