|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Home tuition fees + £15,285 per annum|
|Placed On:||13th January 2022|
|Closes:||14th February 2022|
From climate change to health inequalities, from food security to natural hazards and disasters, Geography is at the heart of many of humanity’s great challenges. At Department of Geography (https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/geography/) in Lincoln, we believe that meeting these challenges requires a focus on the unity of Geography to understand the links between humans and the environments we inhabit — a theme that runs through our teaching and research.
This fully funded three-year studentship is part of the European consortium project REST-COAST (Large Scale Restoration Of Coastal Ecosystems: Rivers To Sea Connectivity) with 38 partners from across Europe. The overall aim of REST-COAST is to demonstrate to what extent upscaled coastal restoration can provide a low Carbon (C) solution to climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction for threatened low-lying coastal systems, combined with gains in their biodiversity status. As part of this overall research aim, this studentship is to conduct a global assessment (including costs, benefits, financing needs and business opportunities) of coastal risk reduction through wetland restoration (changes). In close collaboration with a series of UK and European project partners, innovative approaches will therefore be developed to
The studentship is available international students, however the studentship only covers the UK Home fees. International students would be responsible for topping up the fees to the international rate. An additional £15,285 per annum stipend is offered to cover living expenses.
Funding will also be available to the student for travelling to project meetings and workshops allowing them to collaborate and network with international partners (public, private, academic). Funding will be available for the successful student to attend at least one international conference to present their work and network.
Applicants should hold a First or second class honours degree in Geography or related discipline and a relevant Master's or MPhil degree in Geography or related discipline.
Applicants should also demonstrate one or more of the following in their application:
- Good knowledge base on coastal processes and/or coastal ecosystems
- Experience of working with large/global-scale datasets
- Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS or other software)
- Experience in numerical/process-based modelling
- Experience in working with Matlab
- Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
Successful candidates are expected to start no later than 1st May 2022, if possible. For further information about this opportunity, please see Research Studentships | Postgraduate Study | University of Lincoln.
To apply please email a CV, cover letter, research proposal (up to 2 pages) and highest qualification certificate/transcript and two reference letters to Dr Mark Schuerch: email@example.com quoting the following reference: 2CK-21-4
The closing date for applications is 14 February 2022. The successful candidate will also be required to submit a PhD application via the University of Lincoln’s application system once they have been selected. Guidance will be provided by our Postgraduate Team if required.
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