ESRC funded PhD studentships in the Tyndall Centre, UEA

Funding is now available for full or part-time PhDs in the Tyndall Centre at UEA as part of the ESRC South-East Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.

ESRC funding is now available for full or part-time PhDs (+3) or integrated Masters+PhD (1+3) studentships in the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, as part of the South-East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership.

These studentships, which are awarded on a competitive basis, provide funding to cover both fees and a stipend (currently £14,296), subject to meeting ESRC residential eligibility requirements.

Studentships are awarded on the basis of the academic excellence of both the candidate and the research proposal. If you are interested in applying and would like an informal discussion, please contact one of the available supervisors listed below.

Further details about the SeNSS can be found here. Further information on studying for a research degree in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA (a member of the SeNSS consortium) see here.

The deadline for applications is: 16 January 2017

 

Further details:

The Tyndall Centre bring together social and natural scientists who are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change. We work not just within the research community, but also with business leaders, policy advisors, the media and the wider public. The Centre’s mission is to be an internationally recognised source of high quality and integrated climate-change research, and to exert a seminal influence on the design and achievability of the long-term strategic objectives of national and international climate policy.

The Tyndall Centre offers a highly supportive and stimulating world leading research environment in which you be able to study the causes, consequences and societal implications of climate change.  Working alongside both very experienced and early career researchers, you will have access to unrivalled specialist expertise on both climate change mitigation and adaptation. You will gain an array of transferable skills to enhance your employability, including how to network, secure funding and communicate with the media and policy makers. You will be able to tap into many other opportunities offered by the Centre, which has research clusters across a network of top UK universities.

Students wishing to study with Tyndall researchers at UEA, and who meet the ESRC’s eligibility requirements may apply for DTP Studentships in the following pathways: Human Geography; Political Science and International Studies; Science, Technology and Sustainability.

To see some examples of PhD topics that could be undertaken within the Tyndall Centre, follow these links:

·         Climate governance and policy: new sources of innovation in an era of polycentricity (Prof Andrew Jordan)

·         Brexit and the environment: the politics of a more differentiated European Union (Prof Andrew Jordan)

·         Disruptive low carbon innovations for mitigating climate change (Dr Charlie Wilson)

·         Ever greener cities: The spread of urban agriculture and urban greening (Dr Charlie Wilson)

Alternatively, if you have your own idea(s) and would like to discuss them, please contact a relevant faculty member in Tyndall UEA or if in doubt email Alfie Kirk.

More detailed guidance notes on making an application are available here.

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