Three Fully funded PhD Research Studentships in Future Societies
Applications are invited by Centre for Future Societies Research for three fully funded PhD studentships at the University of Hertfordshire. These research studentships will be part of the University Alliance (UA) Doctoral Training Alliance in Future Societies. The studentships are offered on a full-time basis for three years from September 2021 (subject to satisfactory progress) and provide a bursary (currently £15,609 per annum for the academic year 2021-22), including a full tuition fee waiver for three years.
Please note that the studentships are available and therefore applicable to UK nationals/UK resident applicants only. The University particularly welcomes applications from British Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants.
Available PhD Project Titles
Applications are welcome on any of the research topics set out below:
Title and Principal supervisor
Disease Monitoring for Improved Economic Outlook: Assoc Prof Daniel McCluskey email@example.com
Design and development of improved, sustainable and low-cost cementitious composites for building and construction applications: Dr Sikiru Ismail firstname.lastname@example.org
Creating Digital Twin Framework for Future Societies: Prof Ljubomir Jankovic, email@example.com
Transdisciplinary skills for complex problems for future societies: Dr Frances Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthropocene Geopolitics: Dr Richard Southern email@example.com
Creating alignment between future stakeholders’ interests and rights in the context of UK high-rise buildings: Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy firstname.lastname@example.org
Dietary habits in relation to consumer awareness of climate change and environmental sustainability: Dr Rosalind Fallaize email@example.com
Impact of active commuting and green space on health and wellbeing in a post-covid society: Dr Lindsay Bottoms firstname.lastname@example.org
Design optimization of renewable power generation system: Dr Mahmoud Chizari email@example.com
Building Resilience throughout the Coffee Supply Chain: Prof Jonathan Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Heat Stress and future societies in the midst of changing climate: Dr Pushp Tiwari email@example.com
Big Data Driven Green and Intelligent Transport System for Smart Cities: Prof Yichuang Sun firstname.lastname@example.org
The future of shared mobility of everyday travel: Dr Maurizio Catulli email@example.com
Artificial intelligence for future positive energy buildings: Dr Iosif Mporas firstname.lastname@example.org
Further particulars on specific projects can be obtained from relevant principal supervisors on the email addresses above, to whom informal enquiries can also be addressed.
Applicants must have a UK good honours degree (First-Class Honours or Upper Second-Class Honours) in a relevant field or equivalent and additionally an appropriate Masters qualification would be beneficial.
How to apply
Applicants are required to provide the following documents:
- A completed application form, available for download at: https://www.herts.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/31105/uh-application-form.pdf
- A cover letter explaining their interest in the proposed project title and the relevance of their background to the proposed project title;
- An up to date CV;
- Two academic references;
- Copies of qualification certificates and transcripts;
- A copy of passport photo page.
Please send completed applications to the Doctoral College at email@example.com, using the following format in the email subject line: Future Societies Research Studentships.
Closing date for applications: 7th July 2021. Applicants should apply as soon as possible as interviews will start from late May onwards and the closing date may be brought forward when all three studentships are filled.
Studentships start date: September 2021.