Water Security Scholarship, University of the West England, UK

Sunday, August 4, 2013
The Graduate School is offering one or more full-time PhD scholarships researching 'Human Dimensions of Urban Water Security' in the Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET).


About the scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Lloyds Register Foundation International Water Security Network and is part of an interdisciplinary research project involving three universities - UWE Bristol, Monash South Africa and the University of Arizona, USA, as well as a global network of partner institutions.  

The student(s) appointed will be expected to play a significant role in interacting with the wider project and contributing to the overall programme of work.

Possible topics for studentships that would fit within the broader global research network include:
  • Determinants of water consumption behaviour in cities
  • Understanding and managing water-energy relations (the ‘water-energy nexus’) in port cities
  • Socio-legal foundations of the near-inshore marine and estuarine environment
  • Engineering cities for surface water management (water sensitive cities)
  • Factors influencing water security in developing areas

You should read the water security scholarship further details document before making your application.

Funding details
The scholarship is available from 1 October 2013 and consists of an annual maintenance bursary of £13,760, subject to satisfactory progress.

In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for three years (Home/EU rates only). Overseas applicants will be required to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates (approximately £7,565 per annum).

Eligibility criteria
Applicants must have a first class or upper second class honours degree in geography, sociology, economics, environmental science, transport studies or other relevant discipline.

Candidates would normally be expected to hold a Masters degree in a relevant area by 1 September 2013.

An understanding of how to work with both quantitative and qualitative data is preferred.

How to apply
Download and complete the application form and send it directly to the UWE Graduate School. Please ensure you include the title of the research project you propose to undertake and outline a research proposal. Please also read the application guidance notes before you apply.

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities form and complete the first section of the Application reference sheet before sending to your nominated referees.
Prospective candidates wishing to informally discuss an application should e-mail Dr Chad Staddon (chad.staddon@uwe.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)117 32 83214.

Closing date


The closing date for applications is 17:00, Monday 26 August 2013.

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