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  EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentship Awards (Physical Geography)

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The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is pleased to invite applications for two funded studentships in Physical Geography.
  Geography PhD opportunities

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For more than 125 years, The University of Manchester has produced globally excellent geographical research. When you undertake your PhD with us you'll be integrated into our research ethos and practices, which aim to produce both theoretically significant and policy-relevant contributions to geographical knowledge.
  PhD opportunities in the Department of Geography- in the top 50 worldwide

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The University is rated in the top 100 by the QS World University Rankings, priding itself on research-led critical thinking that aims to make an impact in the world.
  Geological and geomorphological characterisation of West Cumbria
  Dr J Lawrence
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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General Description. One PhD scholarship funded by The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is open for applications at Imperial College London.
  Nanoscale boundaries: understanding size effects on the reactivity of ultra-small particles
  Dr E Valsami-Jones, Dr Z Li
Application Deadline: 10 June 2020

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Background. Nanoscience and nanotechnology explore the special properties and processes that occur in the nanoscale. the size range conventionally considered as 1-100nm.
  SEESALT: Novel ways to ’SEE’ coastal ’SALT’ marshes using low-cost drones and sensors
  Dr D Green, Dr D Mauquoy
Applications accepted all year round

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Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
  Application of nanomaterials in precision agriculture to optimise nitrogen use efficiency and increase global food security
  Dr I Lynch, Dr S Ullah, Dr P Zhang, Mr A Witteveen
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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The global agriculture sector is facing a wide spectrum of challenges such as stagnation in crop yields, notoriously low nutrient use efficiency (NUE), poor soil health, shrinking arable land and water availability etc.
  Atomistic simulations of nanoparticle reactivity for safe-by-design applications
  Dr E Valsami-Jones, Dr I Lynch
Application Deadline: 10 June 2020

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Background. Nanotechnology is a key enabling technology with the potential to deliver a wide range of technological breakthroughs through the production of novel and emerging engineered and manufactured nanomaterials (NMs) whose unique features serve numerous applications across all EU priority sectors.
  Drivers of marine ecosystem change during an ancient abrupt global warming event
  Dr K Edgar, Dr R Butler
Applications accepted all year round

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The Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) ~56 million years ago, is the largest of a series of abrupt global warming events known from the Cenozoic.
  Holocene rapid climate change and vegetation response in Cappadocia, Turkey
  Dr W J Eastwood, Dr J P Sadler
Applications accepted all year round

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Multi-proxy approaches to integrated regional studies of environmental variability during the late Glacial and Holocene can provide valuable insights into the ways that significant shifts in climate have affected natural ecosystems, landscapes and human activities over decadal, centennial and millennial timescales.
  The economic and quantitative analysis of wildfires in Europe
  Dr N Kettridge
Applications accepted all year round

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The PhD project aims to understand and model the economic contexts that lead to wildfires and their economic implications at the micro and macro level.
  The future role of Citizen Science in catchment management (physical science)
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Prof K Heppell, Prof M Haklay
Applications accepted all year round

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Citizen Science and public participation in the collection of environmental observations for water management (ecosystem health, water quality and resources issues) is a growing field of research activity and long-term monitoring in the water sciences.
  Cultural Geographies of LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurship in Scotland
  Prof T Cresswell, Dr N Morris
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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The project is an in-depth consideration of the mechanisms of cultural spaces and places (physical and digital, temporal and permanent) that connect LGBTQ+ communities and their role in facilitating community life and identity.
  Scholarships available for SECReT: The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees

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SECReT. The International Training Centre for Security and Crime Related Research Degrees.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Creating Our Lives in Data (Horizon CDT)

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Fully funded four year PhD studentships to start in September 2020. Opportunities for graduates from a wide range of disciplines including computer science, engineering, mathematics, human factors, psychology, sociology, business, geography, social science and the arts.
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