The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences is offering new PhD studentships through the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) Studentship Cohort.
SHEAR is an international research programme jointly funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The programme focuses on four areas: disaster risk assessment (mapping and analyses), sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting, disaster risk monitoring, and the integration of these into practical decision making.
The SHEAR Studentship Cohort (SSC) consists of funding for 13 PhD studentships hosted by five different UK universities.
PhD projects on offer at the University of Birmingham include:
- Understanding water-related multi-hazards in a sustainable development context
- Integrating low-cost Wireless Sensor Networks into hydrological risk governance for community-based disaster resilience building in developing countries
- Actionable knowledge for disaster risk reduction: understanding social vulnerability to enhance community resilience to natural hazards
- Actionable knowledge for disaster risk reduction: collaborative governance to enhance community resilience to natural hazards
The NERC eligibility criteria apply for most of the studentships but a number of international studentships are available.
Contact individual project supervisors for further information about the application procedure.
The deadline for application is 15 October 2017. However, projects for which no suitable candidate has been found by the deadline will continue to be advertised in the list above, until the position is filled.