Fully-funded PhD Studentship on Blockchain Technologies

A fully-funded PhD studentship (competitive) on blockchain technologies,
distributed ledgers e decentralised applications/smart contracts is available
at the University of Stirling, UK.
Focus can be adapted to latest developments/student’s interest and expertise.
We would like kindly ask you to disseminate and invite suitable/interested candidates to apply
For more details please contact Andrea Bracciali (abb@cs.stir.ac.uk)

Fully-funded PhD Studentship  on Blockchain Technologies and Applications

A fully funded PhD studentship on Blockchain Technologies
and Applications is available at the Computing Science
and Mathematics division of the University of Stirling, UK.

The studentship will cover tuition fees at Home/EU rate, and
a standard stipend at RCUK rates (from about 14,000GBP),
for three years, with 1st Oct 2017 as envisaged start date.

Applications will be considered from 15th June 2017.

The project aims to develop a suitable framework to support
the development of reliable and trustable blockchain-based
decentralised applications – which currently present
interesting and challenging research questions, including
aspects of distributed consensus, proof-of-Xs and the
“crypto-economics” of incentives, security and privacy. The
project can be adapted to the latest developments in the
technology, as well as specific interests or expertise of the

The project will be carried out under the supervision of Dr.
Andrea Bracciali, within an international network with
expertise including verification, game theory, and cryptography.
Partner companies will provide industrial use cases of interest.
The project also will benefit from the thriving fintech
Scottish sector which has a strong interest in blockchain
technologies, and could particularly contribute to the
career development of the student.

Students with a background in, or across, computer science,
economics, mathematics __non-exclusive list!__, and
interested in a scientific approach to breakthrough technologies
are encouraged to apply.

Details on how to apply can be found at


Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr. Bracciali

+44 (0)1786 467446

should they wish to further discuss the project or any detail
of the fellowship, PhD studies and life in Scotland.