Applications are invited for five PhD studentships in the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) at University College London (UCL), linked to the Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience. UCL is one of the world’s leading research universities, dedicated to developing, disseminating and applying original knowledge to transform society and benefit the world of the future. The studentships are designed to promote collaboration across disciplines and offer training in social sciences in combination with geomatic, environmental and civil engineering. The studentships cover funding for four years to accommodate some additional multidisciplinary training requirements. The start date of the studentships is 23 September 2013.
The studentships will entail the use of quantitative methods to better understand urban sustainability and resilience. A novel aspect of the scheme is that each project will involve a major retail organisation (such as Barclays, Boots, the Co-Operative Group, John Lewis, Sainsbury or Tesco) alongside a primary research supervisor from the social sciences and a second supervisor drawn from geomatic, environmental or civil engineering. Further background to this innovative Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) initiative – including indicative research projects – is available at http://www.retailresearchdata.org/PHDAwards.aspx Other details about ESRC’s work with the retail sector under the ‘Retail Research and Data’ scheme are also available on the parent site http://www.retailresearchdata.org.
Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a relevant area and a first or good upper second class undergraduate degree. Applicants must be eligible for ESRC funding (www.esrc.ac.uk/funding-and-guidance/guidance/postgraduates/prospective-students/eligibility/index.aspx). Applications will be evaluated on the academic strength of the candidates and the match between the candidate and the available projects and supervisors. Degree qualifications gained from outside the UK, or a combination of qualifications and/or experience that is equivalent to a relevant UK degree, may be accepted. EU applicants may only be eligible for fees-only funding.
Financial remuneration will be in line with current ESRC guidelines. Full awards consist of a tax-free enhanced maintenance stipend of £15,726, a London Weighting allowance of £2,000, and payment of the fees for MPhil/PhD enrolment at UCL. Fees-only awards only cover the fees for MPhil/PhD enrolment.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and a one-page cover letter to Professor Paul Longley (email@example.com). Your cover letter should include confirmation that you have confirmed your eligibility for an ESRC tuition fees award and (if appropriate) a maintenance stipend. Queries about the studentships should be directed to the same email address.
Closing Date: 14 June 2013
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 1 July
The UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience (USAR) invites bids for up to 8 EPSRC Engineering Doctorate studentship awards to support collaborative research projects with organisations such as charities, companies, government institutions and social enterprises. The start date for these studentships is September 2013.
Proposals should be submitted to Jane Doogan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon on Tuesday 7 May.
The bid call document can be downloaded here.
The bid guidance notes can be downloaded here.
The call for project proposals for research projects starting in September 2013 is now open.
The deadline for the submission of proposals is 31 January 2013.
Proposals should be emailed to Jane Doogan email@example.com
Studentship vacancies will be advertised on this site in the coming months.
Download the call document here
Download the call guidance notes here
A dedicated event for prospective students interested in joining the UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience will take place on Thursday 10th January 2013.
The session will begin with a series of presentations and a Q and A session followed by a networking event for academics and partners from industry, which you would also be welcome to attend.
You will be able to find out about the various ways you can join the Centre and about applying for one of our 15 funded studentships starting in September 2013. This is an invitation only event so anyone interested in attending, should email their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and invitations containing more details about the event will then be issued as appropriate. Places are limited.
To qualify for a stipend and fees, students will need to meet the eligibility criteria set out by the relevant funding council. More information about these criteria and the EngD programme can be found on the USAR website
University College London will host an Anglo-Japan Symposium on
This free-of-charge event will discuss the resilience of our infrastructure and adoption to long-term energy-supply changes. It will be based on Japanese experience during and after Tohoku Earthquake 2011 but discuss its implications for the UK. The speakers will be from both Japan and the UK. The conference programme is attached below.
For more information and registration, please see
Conference date: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November
Venue: University College London