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Priestley International Centre for Climate PhD Scholarships


Key facts

Saturday 29 February 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
UK and EU
Source of funding
School of Chemical and Process Engineering, School of Chemistry, School of Civil Engineering, School of Earth and Environment, School of Media and Communication, School of Medicine, School of Physics and Astronomy
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The Priestley International Centre for Climate is now advertising its fifth cohort of Priestley PhD scholarships to commence October 2020. Applications are open for a number of exciting projects that provide an excellent opportunity to undertake ground-breaking research aimed towards delivering global climate solutions working across four priority areas:

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<ul> <li>Achieving net-zero emissions</li> <li>Climate and health</li> <li>Climate and culture</li> <li>Climate services</li> </ul> <p>Successful applicants will become part of internationally renowned research teams that work across disciplinary boundaries and are committed to training a new generation of interdisciplinary climate researchers. We have three fully funded PhD scholarships to award to UK/EU applicants.</p> <p>The Priestley International Centre for Climate brings together researchers from across the University of Leeds to deliver excellent research that underpins robust and timely climate solutions. Leeds has an outstanding reputation for climate-related research with more than 170 experts and 110 PhD researchers and an active research grant portfolio of over &pound;70m.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Priestley Centre supports a range of events, activities and opportunities to foster exciting interdisciplinary collaborations including our Climate Exchange seminar series and public engagement events, Piers Sellers Prizes, Priestley Society, and Priestley Climate Scholars.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Priestley Centre is proud to have awarded 21 PhD scholarships across a broad range of disciplines and climate related research topics. Profiles and project information for some of our first four cohorts can be found <a href="">here.</a></p> <p>Here is furthr information about the <a href="">Priestley International Centre for Climate.</a></p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p><strong>Research Proposal for Priestley PhD Scholarships</strong></p> <p>As part of the application process for the Priestley PhD Scholarships we request that you prepare a research proposal outlining how you would shape the project that you are applying for.</p> <p>The proposal should be well-written and no longer than 3 pages including references. It should be a separate document submitted with your online application and entitled &lsquo;Research Proposal&rsquo;.&nbsp; Your name and the project title should be at the header of your research proposal.&nbsp; We request that you cover the following areas extending on the material provide in the advertised project description:</p> <ul> <li>Introduction to the topic</li> <li>Your main aims and objectives for the project</li> <li>Methodology including how you will address interdisciplinarity in your methods</li> <li>Referencing (using a journal style most closely linked to you research)</li> </ul> <p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through via&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> &nbsp;</p>

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