Essex university is now part of Eastern Academic Research Consortium (Eastern ARC), which is a collaboration between the Universities of Essex, East Anglia and Kent. The Eastern ARC stimulates cross-institutional, collaborative research across a number of interdisciplinary areas. The centre is ideally placed to support students working within the remit of EARC.
The current focus of the Eastern ARC is around collaborative research in on three broad interdisciplinary areas:
- digital humanities
- quantitative social sciences
- synthetic biology
Each of the three Eastern Arc universities will be offering PhD scholarships in these areas from 2015 . Essex is offering six PhD studentships – two studentships in each of the three interdisciplinary areas. Successful candidates will work with academics at Essex whilst also having the opportunity to network with academics and postgraduate researchers from across the three research-intensive universities.