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 Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Rosaleen Duffy,, or the Department of Politics Graduate School Administrator, Sarah Cooke, at