The Economic and Social Research Council has awarded four doctoral studentships linked to the new ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN) at the University of Edinburgh and the Open University. The studentships are linked to the following research projects:

The changing sociality of life sciences: from molecular biology to genomics Donor Assisted Conception, Genetic Knowledge and the Meanings of Kinship Locational dynamics of the UK genomics industry Innovation and diffusion of agricultural GMOs in Central and Eastern Europe

The studenthsips will start in October 2003, funded on the 1 + 3 model and open to UK and EU students. Applications are invited by Friday 27th June for these and other postgraduate research opportunities arising. Candidates should have a good degree (at least 2:1) in a relevant social science subject (though we will also consider applicants with a technical background). For further information visit