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  Shaping the future of the UK’s landscapes – building a decision support system for sustainability
  Dr A Wilson
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Project background. The landscapes of the UK serve varied functions – e.g. supporting farmers’ yields, forestry, biodiversity and recreation.
  Writing the First World War at Britain’s Margins - SACI0006
  Dr A Frayn, Dr S Lyall
Applications accepted all year round

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. The First World War was a truly global conflict, despite the enduring attention paid to Western Front narratives representing allied powers.
  Asylum Armada: Knowledge, Practice & Community Engagement in Participatory Documentary Practice - SACI0005
  Dr K MacLeod, Prof C Atton
Applications accepted all year round

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. The practice led project takes an applied, inter-disciplinary and creative approach to researching relationships of community engagement & documentary production.
  Literary Representations of Suicide Terror: From Dynamite Violence to Media Spectacle - SACI0002
  Dr A Keeble, Prof L Dryden
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will examine the way literature has represented and responded to the phenomenon of suicide terrorism - from Conrad’s The Secret Agent (2007) to Yasmina Khadra’s The Attack {2007) and beyond.
  New Narratives of 9/11 and the Problem(s) of American Exceptionalism - SACI0003
  Dr A Keeble, Prof A Schwan
Applications accepted all year round

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This project examines the way recent narratives of 9/11 have dealt with the problem(s) of American exceptionalism. what strategies have authors, directors and artists adopted to meaningfully represent 9/11 without reinforcing exceptionalist rhetoric.
  Writing War, Writing Internment - Interrogating the Creative Outputs of People Experiencing Life in Closed Settings - SACI0001
  Prof A Schwan, Dr A Frayn
Applications accepted all year round

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The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the systematisation of wartime internment in an unprecedented manner. In the case of the First World War, for example, civilian internment became long-term – a matter of years, rather than days or weeks.
  Stand Up for Health Evaluation - Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy
  Prof R Jepson
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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This PhD Studentship offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) and to take part in a project looking at an evaluation of the Stand Up for Health workplace intervention.
  Socio-ecological landscape dynamics in the headwaters of the Okavango. CASE partner: National Geographic Society
  Dr C Ryan, Dr K Dexter
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. Using remote sensing and field work to understand the changing landscape and human use of the Okavango watershed in the highlands of Angola.
  Facilitating the circular economy in India’s food security: the social, economic and agronomic barriers and opportunities of wastewater
  Dr K V Heal, Dr A Gathorne-Hardy, Dr H Gorringe
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Project summary. This interdisciplinary project combines environmental and social science to quantify the potential benefits of wastewater for Indian agriculture, as well as understanding the social barriers to wastewater use, and identifying opportunities to overcome these.
  UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing

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FOUR YEAR PHD WITH INTEGRATED TRAINING. FULLY FUNDED. SEPTEMBER 2020. Tailored doctoral training comprising both taught courses and a doctoral dissertation.
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