PhD Studentship in Sustainable Technologies and Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries - University of Leeds

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University of Leeds invites applications for this PhD scholarship.

Closing date: 24 July

Required for a period of 3 years commencing around October, (the starting date is negotiable).

Salary: Covers tuition fees, plus a maintenance grant of £12,500 per year.

Candidates who would particularly like to work in India are encouraged t apply.

Domestic and overseas applicants are welcome.


The person appointed will have to meet the following essential requirements:

1. A good MA or MSc degree in the field of Sociology, Development Studies, Environment Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Economics or a relevant subject.

2. willing to travel to India and stay in rural villages to collect data over a period of time (the timing for the fieldwork is negotiable).

3. demonstrate interest in climate change and poverty alleviation and in making changes on the ground and influencing policy making process.

4. work independently and enjoy a cross-disciplinary team building environment.

5. possess analytical thinking and good writing and communication skills.

How to Apply:

To apply for this vacancy, you are requested to prepare the following items:

1. application letter of not more than 500 words, explaining your motivation and suitability for this post.

2. a detailed CV

3. two examples of your written papers (either published papers or academic work)

4. two references.

Please email them to Dr Sam Wong, the research team leader, at In the subject column, please put: Application for PhD Post in Leeds

Alternatively, you can post the documents to the following address:

Dr Sam Wong
Rm 2.70c, Environment Building
School of Earth and Environment,
University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT

The interview dates are expected to be around the beginning of September.

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