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Resilient Communities for Sustainable Development: Harnessing Ecosystem Services for Regional Development

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Project Description

To celebrate the University's research successes, the University of Hull is offering two full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarship or International Fees Bursary for candidates applying to work on the following research project.

Closing date: - 29th February 2016.
Studentships will start on 26th September 2016
Research Lead: Professor Yasmin Merali
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 01482 463488,
Centre for Systems Studies, Hull University Business School

This scholarship is for one of two studentships under the research theme “Resilient Communities for sustainable Development” to explore the potential for harnessing ecosystem services and local sustainable development to promote the physical, social, mental and economic well-being of communities in different socio-economic settings. The doctoral work will focus on exploring local “green economy” models and their impact on the socio-economic well-being of the local community and their contribution to regional development. The outcome of this work is expected to provide evidence-based guidance for policy makers and other stakeholders involved in regional development initiatives. The successful applicant will join a trans-disciplinary research group at Hull University Business School’s Centre for Systems Studies and will be expected to participate fully in the communal activities of the project. In your application for the studentship please provide a clear statement of why you are interested in this research topic (with reference to any relevant experience and/or literature that you are familiar with) and what makes you a particularly suitable candidate for this scholarship.

The Centre for Systems Studies is Hull University Business School’s nexus for inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research on complex socio-economic systems. The Centre’s fundamental and applied research is concerned with advancing the understanding of systems and systemic phenomena in complex socio-economic systems at all scales – from the emergence of local community action and business ecosystems through to the impact of global policy interventions. This work is critical for addressing complex problem situations and anticipating the (often unintended) consequences of interventions, and for designing structures, actions and strategies for innovation, resilience and sustainability in dynamic contexts. As an international centre of excellence for ground breaking research on systems thinking and practice the Centre has strong links with other research institutes and with practitioners in public, private and third-sector organisations.

To apply for this post please click on the Apply button below.

In order to qualify for this scholarship you will require an undergraduate degree with at least a 2.1, or equivalent in a relevant subject.

PhD students at the University of Hull follow modules for research and transferable skills development and gain a Masters level Certificate, or Diploma, in Research Training, in addition to their research degree.

Successful applicants will be informed of the award as soon as possible and by 30th April 2016 at the latest.

Funding Notes

Full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships will include fees at the ‘home/EU' student rate and maintenance (£14,057 in 2015/16) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Full-time International Fee PhD Studentships will include full fees at the International student rate for three years, dependent on satisfactory progress.

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