How to get involved
We’re keen to connect with anyone interested in digital futures across the region, the UK and internationally.
Bristol Digital Futures Institute is a growing community of University of Bristol academics and external partners with a shared mission: digital innovation for a better future.
We are looking for researchers and external partners from across sectors and fields of expertise to get involved in our work.
- Does your research link to digital futures?
- Want to work with some of the biggest industry names in tech innovation?
- Could your business benefit from our world-class research expertise and facilities?
- Are you a community group or charity interested in how digital innovation an create better societies?
Get in touch today: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-graduate student opportunity: Digital Skills Researcher
Apply by (CLOSED)
We are seeking a a researcher from either a technical discipline with an understanding of digital skills OR social sciences background to undertake a short research project to help inform the next steps for the telecoms industry. TM Forum (an alliance of 850+ global companies working together in the telecoms industry) have formed a ‘Talent Consortia’ to look at why graduates with AI, ML, software development or other relevant skills aren’t applying for roles in the industry.
Details and apply.
Post-graduate student opportunity: ‘History of the Sheds’ Researcher Opportunity
CLOSED (8 April 2022,5pm)
We are looking to recruit a part time research student to assist the ‘History of the Sheds’ project with Dr James Watts and the BDFI Team. The Project has produced a report which summarises the histories of the buildings that have been renovated for BDFI. Understanding these histories will inform how we work in these spaces and think critically about our role as custodians of the building. This role will take the project to the next step, including public engagement.
Fully funded PhD opportunity for Black students
CLOSED(5pm, Wednesday 28 February 2022)
Apply for a fully-funded PhD research project with Bristol Digital Futures Institute and BAFTA-award winning Supermassive Games. This PhD studentship - open to graduates of Black heritage - can cover any topic with a focus on steering emerging futures to a more inclusive and sustainable way of life .
Find out more and apply now
Creative Commission Opportunity: Visualising future energy systems
CLOSED (9th July 5pm 2021)
We are seeking a visual artist (illustrator), who is passionate about sustainable energy, coproduction and technology, to coproduce a series of creative representations of smart local energy systems.
Artistic collaborator: The History of The Sheds
(Expressions of interest by 20 June 2022)
We are seeking a creative collaborator for The History of The Sheds project. You will delve into archival and living history findings and connect it to the space of our new building and BDFI’s mission.