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Call for applications

Applications are now being sought for Digital Literacy, an innovative research skills training programme funded by the AHRC and run by the University of East Anglia, Queen Mary, and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Starting in June 2014, the programme is aimed at academics who want to take advantage of the possibilities afforded by digital media for conducting and disseminating research, public engagement, and collaborative work beyond the university.


Training will take place in central London, and will be delivered by academics, technologists, and partners from creative industries. The training incorporates practical work to be undertaken virtually, a one-day intensive workshop and an evaluation workshop.  Sessions will focus on:

  • The languages of the web
  • Mastering web content
  • Visualising research online
  • Collaborating using the web


Early career researcher applicants must be within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training, or within six years of their first academic appointment. ECR applicants must also have a contractual arrangement with a UK research organisation.

Application procedure

The deadline for this initiative has passed and the application procedure is closed.

For further information, please contact Dr David Nowell-Smith (LDC) at digital.literacy@uea.ac.uk

Selection Criteria

All applicants will be asked to submit a 300-word personal statement outlining their research and setting out how they think the training will benefit their research and career plans.  Preference will be given to ECRs who have a track record of innovation in the ways in which they conduct and disseminate their research, and a passion for interacting with non-HEI partners. Preference will not be given to candidates with prior technical competencies, as all candidates will have attained the requisite coding skills through the online exercises of the first stage of the training.

The 100-word biography is not a formal part of the application criteria, but will be used for participant profiles on the programme's website.

Applications will be reviewed by an academic team from UEA and Queen Mary, University of London. 25 candidates will be selected with due regard to the creation of diverse cohort from across the consortium and across a range of disciplines and subject areas, in order to reflect a broad set of requirements and possible uses of digital literacy skills.