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Studentships - funding

Studentships - funding

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP): The Department of Geography is pleased to participate in a new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) at the University of Cambridge. A range of studentships are available across the social sciences at Cambridge; if you are interested in how society works and how it can handle global challenges, an ESRC DTP studentship will give you a world-class training programme, with access to leading international scholars both at Cambridge and other DTPs, and a wide community of fellow social scientists. Read more about ESRC DTP studentships. Please contact Dr Alex Jeffrey to discuss your interest in applying for a DTP studentship.

ESRC studentships

ESRC studentships (fees and maintenance for UK applicants and fees only for EU applicants) available on either a 1+3 (MPhil year and 3 years for PhD) or a +3 basis.

ESRC Knowledge Exchange studentship

Applications are open for an ESRC Knowledge Exchange studentship entitled "Opening the conservation black box: actors, values and practice in Laikipia, Kenya". This project is offered for October 2019 entry in partnership with Fauna & Flora International. The deadline for applications is January 3rd.

NERC PhD studentships

NERC PhD studentships (fees and maintenance for UK applicants and fees only for EU applicants). The Department of Geography/Scott Polar Research Institute is part of the interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, Cambridge Climate, Life and Earth Doctoral Training Programme (C-CLEAR DTP). The DTP has fifteen 3.5 year NERC studentships to award to successful candidates each year, for PhDs commencing 2019 to 2023.

AHRC – PhD studentships

AHRC – PhD studentships

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Fully-funded AHRC Doctoral Studentship

Instruments of scientific governance? Historical geographies of Halley Bay, 1956-present

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded studentship at the University of Cambridge, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Royal Society. This project aims to provide an account of the emergence of scientific governance in Antarctica, by focusing on the Halley Bay research station. Halley Bay was established by the Royal Society in 1956, in preparation for the International Geophysical Year (IGY), 1957-58, and became a critical centre for observations in global science, including for the discovery of the ozone hole in the 1980s, until its temporary closure in 2017.

For full details and how to apply, visit the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) website. Deadline 31 May 2019.

Cambridge Trust

Cambridge Trust: Each year a number of UK or international studentships are funded through awards from the Cambridge Trust. If applying prior to the January 3rd deadline, your application will be considered in due course for Cambridge Trust funding.

Bennett Institute PhD Studentships

Bennett Institute PhD Studentships: Through the Bennet Institute for Public Policy Cambridge, we have the opportunity to apply for PhD funding for projects that are focusing on issues related to geography and public policy. Applicants are advised to discuss applicability with potential supervisors in Geography and apply through the GAO applications portal by the funding deadline 3rd January 2019. For any enquiries regarding the studentship, please contact the Geography Graduate Office.

Other funding opportunities

You may also find useful the University's Funding Search website.