The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) supports innovative research that responds to emerging challenges across the globe. Not dissimilar to the key areas established under the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework, the focus lies in research which can create new solutions that will have significant impact on people’s lives.
The studentships have been designed by leading researchers from across Coventry University. The interdisciplinary projects will be supervised by team members from more than one of our Research Centres, covering a breadth of disciplines and research areas.
We have a network of 14 Research Centres that collaborate locally, nationally and globally to carry out our multidisciplinary and challenge-led research. All of our centres are committed to achieving impact and producing stellar outputs.
The studentships will commence in September 2020 and are open to UK/EU/International graduates who meet the stated Coventry University Research Programme eligibility criteria.
See below for our suite of available projects, filed under the relevant Research Centres.
|Building capacity for more sustainable and equitable governance of the rangeland commons in South Africa||Details|
|Modelling Nature Based Solutions to control flooding and erosion in Gihembe refugee camp, Rwanda||Details|
|Treating New and Emerging Pollutants associated with slums in developing countries using Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS): monitoring and modelling||Details|
|Trees for climate change and agroforestry: towards sustainable planting strategies in Africa||Details|
|Computational biology and gene network inference: study the effects of diurnal asymmetric warming on plant defence and growth||Details|
|Enhancing Mangrove Forest Resilience against Coastal Degradation and Climate Change Impacts using Advanced Bayesian Machine Learning Methods||Details|
|Towards the Circular “plastics” Economy: Understanding the impacts of Bio-plastics to the environment, businesses and society||Details|
|Characterisation of human respiratory exposure to automotive particulate matter emissions||Details|
|Impact of Soil Hydrophobicity on Flooding and Erosion Hazards||Details|
|Novel mathematical modelling of normal and diseased human hearts||Details|
|Reactive transport modelling of CO2 trapping mechanisms within potential storage sites||Details|
|Swirling flows for air and water filtration||Details|
|Accurate detection of true effective labour using electrohysterography: Towards remote pregnancy monitoring in low-resource settings||Details|
|Advanced Thermal Management System for Energy Storage System using Second-life Lithium-ion Batteries||Details|
|Applying advanced thermal management and optimisation methods to e-scooters and e-motorbikes||Details|
|Developing an innovative inkjet printing technique to fabricate a cost-effective electrode for renewable hydrogen production via ammonia electrolysis||Details|
|Development of optimal lighting system to improve crop productivity||Details|