On your attention an opportunity to do a PhD with Dr Mags Adams, Prof Mark Dooris and Dr Ursula Pool based in the Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change, at UCLan in Preston, UK. We have a fully funded DTA studentship (https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/programmes-and-projects/#social), funded through the DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship programme (https://unialliance.ac.uk/dta/cofund/). The research will take place in Preston, UK and in Patna, India where Prof Pushpendra will support the fieldwork: http://www.tiss.edu/centrefacultystaff/centre-for-development-practice-and-research/.Continue reading “Local food systems and local economic democracy: a framework for delivering food security? (PhD studentship)”
Research theme cluster 1: Unlocking and Empowering
Research theme cluster 2: Adapting and Transforming
Research theme cluster 3: Connecting and Collaborating
The employment contract start date for all 15 positions will be 1st September 2018. The working language of the network will be English.
For each ESR position, once formally advertised (January 2018), further information will be made available on the institutional level criteria to be met by applicants (e.g. disciplinary background, qualifications, skills, English language fluency etc). In addition, named individuals will also be listed to whom any informal scientific or administrative enquiries can be directed prior to applying. By way of further advance information at this stage, however, we kindly ask that all interested individuals begin by scrutinising and ensuring their ability to comply with the following eligibility criteria (as specified by the European Commission under the rules of the MSCA-ITN):
- Applicants must NOT have resided in the country of the recruiting institution* [*for each individual ESR position respectively (see above list)] for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the recruitment date(and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in that country) – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention
- Applicants MUST – at the start date of the employment contract (1st September 2018) – be an ‘early stage researcher’: they must be in the first four years of their research career and NOT have a doctoral degree.
For more general information on the RECOMS programme please contact Dr Alex Franklin
THIS PROJECT HAS RECEIVED FUNDING FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION’S HORIZON 2020 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME UNDER THE MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NO 765389
‘Developing sustainable diets collectively: participatory approaches to addressing the challenge of dietary sources of pollution in the Eye Brook catchment, Leicestershire’
The School of Geography at the University of Nottingham invites applications from suitably qualified students for the following ESRC funded collaborative PhD studentship to cover maintenance and fees for full-time study.
This novel and transdisciplinary PhD research project embeds a social science research project within a larger natural science experiment on water friendly farming conducted by the project partner – the Allerton Project, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. It intersects with emerging societal and social scientific debates about the contribution of diet to sustainability transitions within the food system, the challenges of ‘diffuse’ pollution control and the role and practice of participatory and collective approaches in rural environmental governance, particularly at the spatial scale of the catchment.
The candidate will have, or be working towards achieving in 2016, an upper second or first class Bachelors degree in geography or cognate discipline, such as sociology, anthropology, social psychology or environmental studies. A candidate with a Bachelors degree will be expected to undertake a Masters degree (in Environmental Geography) that will be fully funded during the first year of the studentship. Alternatively, the candidate will have a Masters degree in any of the above disciplines and if this higher degree meets the ESRC’s research training requirements they will be eligible to begin studying immediately for a PhD and for 3 years of funding. Ideally, the candidate will also have relevant pre or post-degree experience of working with community groups and be able to demonstrate an academic interest in the relationships between food, eating and the environment. The candidate must fulfil relevant ESRC eligibility criteria: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/skills-and-careers/studentships/prospective-students/am-i-eligible-for-an-esrc-studentship/
The successful applicant will be entitled to a full-time, yearly tax free stipend at current RCUK rates (£14,057 for 2015/16, updated each year), plus tuition fees (£4,060 for 2015/16) and additional research funds.
Further details and application forms are available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/geography or from Andrea Payne, Postgraduate Research Administrator, School of Geography, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Tel: 0115 951 5575. Email: Andrea.Payne [at] nottingham.ac.uk. For an informal discussion about the project please contact the academic supervisors: contact Dr Carol Morris (Carol.Morris [at] nottingham.ac.uk) or Dr Susanne Seymour (Susanne.Seymour [at] nottingham.ac.uk).
The closing date for applications is 12th February 2016 and the date for interviews for the position is Wednesday 2nd March. The project will start in September 2016.