Applications are now being sought for two fully-funded PhD scholarships in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. The two studentships are part of a bigger programme of research led by Professor Rosaleen Duffy on the interlinkages between biodiversity and security, funded by an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant of EURO 1.8 million (2016-2020).

The project is called ‘Biodiversity and Security: Understanding environmental crime, illegal wildlife trade and threat finance.’ First supervision will be provided by Professor Rosaleen Duffy (Politics, from 1 September 2016), second supervision will be provided by Professor Dan Brockington (SIID Director).

The studentships are tenable for three years from 1 October 2016 and will be based in the Department of Politics. The studentships cover the cost of home/EU or International rate tuition fees (£4,120 pa/£15,250 respectively in 2016/17) together with a tax free maintenance grant (£14,292 pa in 2016/17) and full funding for fieldwork and attendance at a major international conference each year.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview on a date to be determined between 11-28 July 2016.

More information about the posts and the application process can be found on jobs.ac.uk. Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Rosaleen Duffy, rd38@soas.ac.uk, or the Department of Politics Graduate School Administrator, Sarah Cooke, at s.cooke@sheffield.ac.uk.