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  High Speed Broadband Internet through Free Space Optics for Rural Areas
  Dr M Ijaz
Applications accepted all year round
Reference Number. FSO-MI-2018-2-PhD. Project Summary. In this project, we aim to design, a high-speed, low cost, Free Space Optics (FSO) link that will be capable of providing high-speed broadband internet to rural areas without fibre cables.
  DTC GEO 3 - Dwelling through Rural Second Homes
  Dr K Halfacree
Applications accepted all year round
Not least at a time of perceived housing shortages, rural second homes represent controversial expressions of consumption, symbolising class inequality, urban appropriation, lack of affordable housing and the demise of ‘traditional’ rural communities.
  Erosion hazards in a changing climate: making inland communities more resilient
  Dr J Cooper, Prof A Plater, Prof J Hooke, Mr D Viner
Application Deadline: 23 January 2019
This modelling project aims to quantify how future climate scenarios will affect the frequency and severity of erosion hazards in catchments, the vulnerability of key rural infrastructure and how we might best mitigate their impact.
  DICE - Digital health and circular economy with a case study on Maternal and Newborn Health in Rural Tanzania
  Research Group: Centre For Sustainable Environments
  Prof F Hu, Dr S Sivarajah, Dr J Li, Prof A Sharif
Applications accepted all year round
Applications are invited for a 3-year Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) PhD studentship to be held in the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford.
  Politics of Small Places
Applications are invited from prospective candidates for an AHRC-funded PhD project titled Politics of Small Places. This is a new collaboration between the University of Dundee and.
  Natural Capital and its role in improving rural land planning and management at different spatial scales
  Dr I Pattison, Dr A Glass
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Synthesis of carbon based catalysts for the sustainable upgrade of agro-waste pyrolysis products into biofuels for rural areas
  Dr R Volpe
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Pyrolysis provides a facile alternative for the upgrading of agro-waste to energy vectors. One of the most promising aspects of pyrolysis, is that small scale, inexpensive systems can be designed to produce biofuels from widely available waste in rural areas.
  Physical activity, energy expenditures, and time use in agriculture and rural livelihood
  Dr G Zanello
Applications accepted all year round
The limited uptake of agricultural innovations with proven productivity-enhancing potential and the translation of productivity increases into improvements in nutrition are two major development challenges facing Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
  A Randomized Trial of Low-Cost Model Eyes for Cataract Surgical Training of Rural Chinese Ophthalmologists
  Research Group: Centre for Public Health
  Dr VF Chan, Prof N Congdon
Application Deadline: 20 January 2019
New training models for cataract surgery are needed which can safely support trainees during the transition from novice to experienced surgeon.
  Does pheromone monitoring of rare moths increase connectivity to nature, scientific engagement and wellbeing in school pupils in urban and rural areas?
  Prof A Gange
Application Deadline: 15 February 2019
This project will form part of the RHUL schools and biodiversity project and centre around improving and monitoring an aspect of biodiversity whilst monitoring the connectivity to nature, wellbeing and science engagement of school children.
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