The Peter Carpenter African Climate Scholarship
The University of Sussex invites applications for two fully funded PhD scholarships for research into African climate science. The Peter Carpenter African Climate Scholarship is open to citizens of African countries only. The start date is September 2016 or January 2017. The scholarship covers 100% of tuition fees and provides a stipend for living expenses of approximately £14,000.
The PhD programme
The PhD projects will hosted within the Climate Science and Society Research (CSSR) group in the department of Geography, where there is a vibrant research programme into the African climate and related fields. Our aims are to better understand the nature, causes, impacts and consequences of climate variability/change and their representation in models, leading to improved climate information to inform decision-making in water and agricultural planning and risk management.
Climate Change research at Sussex
The CCSR is part of a wider cross-campus Sussex Climate Change initiative. The network brings together world leading researchers from the University of Sussex and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) in a multi-disciplinary programme of research and teaching to improve our understanding of how climate change is developing, the impacts on people and the implications for mitigation and adaptation policy and action. As such, our doctoral students are part of a vibrant hub of climate research and teaching.
Applications should be submitted by August 10th 2016