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11/01/2012 |


7 Doctoral Studentships in Innovation and Sustainability

The University of Sussex’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre, in collaboration with the STEPS Centre and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), is looking to recruit seven doctoral students to join our vibrant research community.

Applications are invited from highly-motivated students, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues. Candidates whose projects demonstrate the potential to work in collaboration with or are supported by industrial; charitable or public sector organisations will be prioritised.

Two studentships at the Institute of Development Studies
Two of the seven projects will be based at IDS; they will draw on the University of Sussex’s ESRC recognised Masters courses, before progression to PhD study linked to the STEPS Centre.

They are linked to the following STEPS projects:

  • Climate change and uncertainty from ‘below’: perspectives from urban India
  • From bats to humans: understanding the social-ecological dynamics of disease transmission

For more details about these two studentships, visit the STEPS Centre website.

Five studentships at SPRU
These studentships are offered in open competition but preference will be given to applications that connect productively with STEPS/SPRU research themes.

For details about the SPRU projects, visit the SPRU website

How to apply for the studentships
For information about how to apply, visit the Sussex University website.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 16 February 2012. All studentships will be part of the Sussex ESRC DTC and jointly reviewed by the University of Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies.