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Fully Funded PhD in Waste recycling, resource efficiency and circular economy - reforming competitiveness of green SMEs: voluntary, regulatory, market forces

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

The Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC), based at Sheffield University Management School, is seeking applications for a fully funded PhD from exceptional UK/EU/International students with an outstanding academic record (distinction/high merit or equivalent), as well as a proven record in research training.

The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified 17 priority areas where the biggest environmental, social and economic challenges in the world need to be addressed. Major funding opportunities in the Global Challenge Research Fund calls for large scale, cross disciplinary and systems level approach in research to support delivery of SDGs with partners globally.

This project will look at reforming competitiveness of green SMEs: voluntary, regulatory, market forces (focus on global, manufacturing and servitization).

The supervisory team may include two of the following academics: Professor Lenny Koh, Dr Andrea Genovese, Dr Sonal Choudhary, Professor David Oglethorpe, Professor Andrew Simpson, Dr Erica Ballantyne, Dr Chantal Cantarelli, Dr Antonino Sgalambro, Dr Mike Simpson, Dr Rob Marchand, Dr Andrew Brint, Professor John Cullen, Professor Jonathan Linton, Dr Stuart Maguire, Professor Elaine Toms, Professor Panos Ketikidis.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a 1000 word research proposal. The proposal should contain a brief background to the topic, which demonstrates knowledge of existing work in the field, and potential contributions to knowledge. It should also explain the proposed research methods and include a plan of the research, and a timeline.

Closing date for applications is 17.00 (UK time) on Friday 14 December 2018. Interviews will be in early January 2019.

For more information and to submit an application, visit

Funding Notes

This scholarship is offered on a full-time basis from February 2019 for three years subject to satisfactory progress. It will provide an annual tax free bursary of £14,777 and cover the University tuition fees for UK/EU/international students.

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