Grantham scholars 2017

Academic staff with a great idea for a PhD research project in sustainability can now apply for funding to recruit a talented postgraduate student.

The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures will soon be recruiting a fourth cohort of PhD students (Grantham Scholars) to start in October 2017.

Proposals should be submitted by 12 noon on Thursday 17 November via this Google form (accessible on the University network).

Read the full list of criteria and details of the funding available here.

Academics from all disciplines are invited to submit interdisciplinary project proposals, with at least two supervisors from different academic departments.

Current Grantham Scholars are working on research that ranges from finding ways of increasing crop yields, to examining the politics of sustainability, to studying how meat is represented as a resource in literature. You can find a list of their projects here.

Academics who submit successful proposals will be able to recruit a home or international student to complete their PhD project over four years, fully funded, from 2017 to 2021.

As well as training to become world-class researchers, Grantham Scholars are trained in public, policy and industry engagement so that they can use their knowledge to make a difference.

The Grantham Centre is an ambitious and innovative collaboration between our University and the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.

It supports sustainability research that creates knowledge and connects it to policy debates on how to build a fairer world and save natural resources for future generations.