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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">PhD studentship in developmental vision science at University of Sussex supervised
 by Professor Anna Franklin – Start Date 11 May 2020<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Application link:
</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/phd-funding/view/1171-Psychology-Doctoral-Research-Scholarship---Infant-Vision-and-Visual-Aesthetics<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Doctoral Research Scholarship - 3 years and 4 months stipend + UK/EU fees + research and training costs + Doctoral Tutor contract for teaching up to 165
 hours per year for 3 years (paid in addition to the stipend)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">The Project:</span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Principles that guide adults’ perception and aesthetic appreciation of art,
 abstract patterns and natural scenes have been identified (see Palmer, Schloss & Sammartino, 2013).  This PhD will investigate infants’ visual preferences to establish whether these principles have roots in infant perception. Infant eye-movements will be analysed
 to identify the contribution of features such as colour and luminance, spatial composition and natural image statistics to infant visual preferences.  The PhD will also investigate the neural correlates of visual preference in infancy using methods such as
 EEG.  The PhD will be conducted in the Sussex Baby Lab </span><a href="https://www.sussex.ac.uk/babylab/"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">http://www.sussex.ac.uk/babylab/</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">
 supervised by Professor Anna Franklin, in collaboration with Etta Loves who produce products which aim to be optimised for infants’ immature vision
</span><a href="http://www.ettaloves.com/"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">www.ettaloves.com</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Doctoral Tutor role: </span></b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">In addition to the stipend, you will also be offered a 3 year fixed term contract,
 as a Doctoral Tutor, to teach up to 165 hours per year (0.1FTE Grade 5.1 (currently 25,482 p.a. pro rata), covering contact time, preparation, and marking). Doctoral Tutors will begin teaching in the second term of their studies. You will be encouraged to
 study for a formal teaching accreditation (Associate of the Higher Education Academy), including enrolling on a ‘starting to teach’ module in the first term before they begin teaching. Candidates who demonstrate suitability for, and express interest in, the
 additional Doctoral Tutor role will be preferred. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:11.25pt;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Amount:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">The successful applicant will be awarded a stipend for 3 years and 4 months (tied
 to the UKRI studentship rates, currently 15,009 p.a.). UK/EU PhD fees and research/training costs are also covered. 
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:11.25pt;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Eligibility:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">This award will only pay fees at the Home/EU rate.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a First or a high Upper Second Class Honours undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, and/or a Master’s degree
 in Psychology or a related discipline.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Only full-time students can be accepted.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">International students may apply but must fund the difference between Home/EU fees and Overseas fees (approximately 18,000 in 20/21) themselves.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">The University of Sussex believes that the diversity of its staff and student community is fundamental to creative thinking, pedagogic innovation, intellectual challenge,
 and the interdisciplinary approach to research and learning. We celebrate and promote diversity, equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Candidates should provide: <o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">A research proposal that outlines your knowledge of the research area, hypotheses that could be addressed in your PhD, and an outline of potential methods. The research
 proposal should be approximately 1,000 to 1,500 words in length and not exceed 3 pages, including references. It should be set at a minimum of 10 font type with margins a minimum of 1cm.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Current degree transcript(s) with full details of performance on all completed courses. <o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Two academic references.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">An up-to-date CV.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">A document summarising any teaching experience you have and illustrating your suitability for a Doctoral Tutor role. <o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2">
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">International students who are liable to pay overseas fees should also upload a document detailing their plan to cover the difference between home and overseas fees.
 This fee difference is 16,423 in 19/20.<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:11.25pt;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Funding partners:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><a href="http://www.ettaloves.com/"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">www.ettaloves.com</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB"> <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:11.25pt;line-height:normal"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Timetable:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Deadline: Wednesday 25 March 2020 (23:59)<br>
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Interviews (in person or via Skype): 1 April 2020<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB">Start date: 11 May 2020<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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