Saturday, May 28, 2011

scholarship for PhD


Subject: PhD scholarship in climate science for African scientists

at the University of Sussex, UK

To: Climate Change Info Mailing List

The University of Sussex invites applications for a fully funded PhD

scholarship for research into climate change and the African climate


The ‘The Peter Carpenter Climate Change Scholarship’ is open to

citizens of African countries only, and has a start date of October

2011. The scholarship covers 100% of tuition fees and provides a

stipend for living expenses of approximately £13,400. The scholarship

is one component of the African Climate Initiative at Sussex, which

aims to better understand the nature, causes and consequences of, and

responses to climate change in Africa.

We invite applications from those with an exceptional academic record

including a first class degree in a relevant discipline (e.g.

meteorology, physics, environmental science, geosciences, geography).

Candidates with the equivalent of an upper second class degree and

relevant professional experience may be considered. Closing date for

applications is 8th July 2011.

The PhD programme

The PhD will be supervised within the department of Geography, where

there is a vibrant research programme into the climate of Africa

( The

PhD will be focus on one of the major research themes in the

department; Climate change and the water cycle, atmospheric aerosols;

land-atmosphere interaction. Potential topics are provided on the

webpage. Depending on qualifications the successful candidate can

undertake a one year MSc in either ‘Climate Change and Development’ or

‘Climate Change and Policy’ prior to the 3-year PhD research programme


Climate Change research at Sussex

The cross campus Sussex climate change network

( is a virtual centre for

multi-disciplinary research and teaching into the causes, consequences

of, and responses to climate change. The network brings together world

leading researchers from the University of Sussex and the Institute

for Development Studies (IDS) in a multi-disciplinary programme of

research and teaching to improve our understanding of how climate

change is developing, the impacts on people and the implications for

mitigation and adaptation policy and action. Within the context of

Africa, the network facilitates multi-disciplinary research to improve

the quality of climate information available and its use in

sustainable climate adaptation practice, for example in water

management and agriculture. The University offers state-of-the-art

computing facilities for climate research.


For further information email

Or informally email

How to apply

Candidates should apply on-line at Candidates should ensure

that they clearly state on the application form that they are applying

for the Peter Carpenter Climate Change Scholarship

Applications should be submitted by July 8th 2011

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