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PhD Studentship investigating livelihoods and natural resources in a global development context

   School of International Development

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  Prof Bereket Kebede  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The School of Global Development at UEA and the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) advertise one 3-year PhD Postgraduate Research Studentship researching livelihoods and natural resources, starting October 2023.

Applications are invited for original empirical research projects, including significant fieldwork, focusing on livelihoods and natural resources. Example topics including environmental degradation, energy use and environment, environmental impact, wildlife management sustainability, natural hazard vulnerability, climate change, community-based resource management and solutions. This is not an exhaustive list.

The successful candidate will be offered a co-supervised Cotutelle arrangement Study time will be divided between the two universities, starting at UEA. Candidates will be enrolled at both institutions and successful completion will result in both institutions awarding PhD degrees.

This co-financed award offers a UEA studentship with additional PhD support whilst at UCPH. The UEA studentship covers tuition fees, a tax-free maintenance grant (£17,668 pa 22/23), and a research training support grant, paid through UEA During the candidates stay in Copenhagen, UCPH will offer DKK 8000 per month up to a maximum of 12 months, in total.

Applicants must have excellent academic qualifications which meet the entry requirements of both Universities, in a relevant social sciences area. Evidence of competence in English may be required. Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Full guidance on academic requirements and UEA Research Studentships is available at

Applications must be made through UEA standard application process and indicate in the funding section that the applicant wishes to be considered for “Joint Cotutelle Funding UEA/UCPH”. Applications close Monday 30th January 2023 (23:59 UK Time). Late applications and those not submitted through UEA cannot be considered.

For further information, please contact Dr Mariève Pouliot ([Email Address Removed]), or Professor Bereket Kebede ([Email Address Removed]).

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