Applications are invited for a three-year, fully-funded ESRC CASE PhD award at the University of Manchester’s Department of Geography, in collaboration with the One Manchester housing association. We are seeking applications from prospective PhD candidates with outstanding research and public engagement skills, starting from the 2021/22 academic year. The ESRC studentship covers the full payment of academic fees (at the UKRI Home rate), an annual maintenance stipend of at least £15,295, an annual £2000 supplement from One Manchester to support research expenses, as well as access to a Research Training Support Grant to reimburse conference attendance, training costs and fieldwork.
CASE studentships involve the undertaking of a PhD in collaboration with a partner from outside of the Higher Education sector. A such, they provide the opportunity to pursue PhD research in both an academic and a professional setting, leading to a thesis with extensive research and practical impacts.
The studentship is a collaborative project between the University of Manchester (Professor Stefan Bouzarovski, Dr Rob Bellamy), the University of Lancaster (Dr Alexandra Gormally) and One Manchester (Anton Schultz, Victoria Young, Liz Prestbury). One Manchester is Manchester’s largest provider of housing and community services, and the student will work closely with their frontline staff involved in assisting residents across Greater Manchester.
The studentship aims to examine the changing patterns of energy use and low-carbon technology deployment in the social housing sector, within the context of the UK’s drive to achieve net zero carbon emissions until 2050. It asks several interconnected research questions focusing on:
Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours UK degree. They must also have (or expect to gain) a Masters degree (or overseas equivalent) at minimum Merit level. The masters needs to be ESRC recognised or contain a substantial research methods (qualitative and quantitative) training component. In the absence of methods training within the Masters, the candidate will need to demonstrate extensive research experience.
We are seeking applicants with strong public engagement and communication skills, including the capacity to listen to, and work with, people in a variety of social and housing circumstances. The successful candidate will also be expected to hold knowledge of relevant academic debates in Geography, and associated disciplines as they apply to the research topic.
Candidates will need to apply no later than 5pm on Monday the 29 March 2021 by emailing email@example.com (subject line: CASE DTC) the following documents:
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place remotely.
The successful candidate will also be required to submit a full application for a PhD in Geography at the University of Manchester.
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