The University of Sheffield has released details of 3 funded PhD studentships, to start in Autumn 2015. These studentships are funded as part of a new interdisciplinary PhD network on collective action on climate change. The network, “Acting Together Against Climate Change“, brings together students and supervisors from across Philosophy, Urban Studies & Planning, Law, Politics, and Geography, and will include input from SIID Researchers Tom Goodfellow and Chasca Twyman.

Each award will include:

  • the UK/EU tuition fees for up to three years
  • an annual tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£13,863 in 2014-15) for up to three years
  • Research Support Grant of £1,000 per student per year for travel, consumables etc.

There are three studentships available for Autumn 2015:

  1. Geography of Emissions and Forward-Looking Responsibility
  2. Collective action and discourse coalitions of energy and climate change
  3. Vulnerable communities, collective bargaining and adaptation

The PhD students and their supervisors will form a network that will meet on a regular basis to discuss progress and plan future work. The students will also be supported by a Doctoral Development Programme that provides a cohesive training plan for cross-Faculty PhD students. The students will be encouraged to present their findings at national and international conferences and to publish in high-quality, international journals

To find out more about the PhD network, and how to apply for the studentships, please visit the network page.