Applications are invited for up to 9 fully funded postgraduate research studentships in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University, UK.
Internationally renowned for its research excellence, the University has a vibrant research student community of around 1200 students supported by a £6 million annual investment. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, every unit was found to be undertaking research that is internationally recognised, with many regarded as ‘world leading’. The University is ranked top 10 in UK university league tables and Social Science is listed in the top 100 THES world university rankings.
Applications are invited from outstanding scholars working in any area of human and physical geography. We are especially keen to receive proposals in areas we specialise: Climate-Water-Energy; Hydroclimate, Risks and Resilience; Understanding and Managing Environmental Change; Cities; Migration and Nation; Children, Youth and Families.
Before submitting an application, you must contact the School to discuss your proposal and to ensure that this relates to staff expertise. Please feel free to contact any member of staff in Geography & Environment who you have identified as having the expertise and who you think could oversee your work as a supervisor. You can find a full list of staff and their research interests here: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/subjects/geography-environment/staff/
Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in the major subject of their research field, or a related subject. A relevant Masters degree will be an advantage.
The studentships are open to well qualified and highly motivated UK/EU graduates with backgrounds in relevant disciplines. The studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £15,009 per annum plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International (non-EU/UK) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used towards the cost of the international tuition fee. Studentships are for three years and all candidates will be expected to register for 1st October 2020.
How to apply:
All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select Geography and Environment, and quote the reference number: SOCSCIHUM 2020
The full advert can be found here: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/research-opportunities/ssocial-sciences-and-humanities-studentship/
For enquiries about the application process, please contact Deirdre Lombard (firstname.lastname@example.org, 01509 223879).
Closing date for applications: 31st January 2020.