The Department of Geography in the University of Sussex is inviting applications for its Peter Carpenter Africa Climate PhD Scholarship for Africans in UK 2019.

The aim of the scholarship is to enhance the climate science capacity in Africa through highly trained scientists, improve understanding of the African climate system and improve the quality of climate information to inform decision-making and to reduce uncertainty in future climate projections.

The PhD programme is hosted within the Climate Science and Society Research (CSSR) group in the Department of Geography, where there is a vibrant research programme into the African climate and related fields. Our aims are to better understand the nature, causes, impacts, and consequences of climate variability/change and their representation in models, leading to improved climate information to inform decision-making in water and agricultural planning and risk management.

The PhD projects will be aligned and associated with major African climate research topics in which the Sussex team is involved. This provides a stimulating and supportive context for PhD research with excellent networking opportunities. The precise focus of the PhD research will depend on the candidate’s expertise and interests within climate variability/change, extremes, predictability and impacts. The University offers state-of-the-art computing facilities for climate research.

Worth of Award

The Peter Carpenter Climate Change scholarship is a fully funded scholarship


This prestigious fully-funded PhD Peter Carpenter Climate Change scholarship is awarded to top academic African citizens to build capacity in climate change research and related skills within the continent

How to Apply

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying
  • For further information email [email protected]
  • Or informally email [email protected]

Deadline: Applications for this scholarship is ongoing.

Click here for more details and to apply

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