Bournemouth University in UK is inviting applications for the Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Climate and human-related risks to coastal and maritime cultural heritage in eastern Africa for the 2018/2019 academic year.

They are inviting applications to PhD project proposals that related to the two broad themes indicated above and select the candidate based on the quality of the proposed research and its fit to the wider scope of the ‘Rising from the Depths’ project. Rising from the Depths seeks to explore the marine/maritime cultural heritage of eastern Africa, and to conduct challenge-led research that can stimulate ethical, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
They’re looking for exceptional doctoral (PhD) students whose research interest complement areas of research strength, as listed below:

As part of the Global Challenges Research Fund/Arts and Humanities Research Council project ‘Rising from the Depths: Utilising Marine Cultural Heritage in East Africa to help Sustainable Social, Economic, and Cultural Benefits’, Bournemouth University is offering a fully-funded PhD studentship focusing on any aspect related to
(a) climate and/or human-related risks to maritime/coastal cultural heritage in eastern Africa or
(b) coastal management practices to reduce environmental and social vulnerabilities associated with current and future threats (climate or human-related).

Worth of Award

  • A fully-funded Studentship includes a maintenance grant of £14,777 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 36 months.
  • Associated costs – such as fieldwork and conference attendance – will also be met under the Studentship.

Eligibility
The PhD Studentships are open to UK, EU and International students. Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 4 years and must demonstrate:
• A 1st class honours degree or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA)
• an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) for candidates for whom English is not their first language

  • In addition to satisfying minimum entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful completion.
  • Applicants will be asked to submit an online application form and a proposal (approximately 1500 words) outlining their understanding of the project for which they are applying, the approach they would envisage taking and what qualities they will bring to the research community.

How to Apply

  • There are individual application deadlines for each Studentship, which are detailed on each studentship page.
  • To apply, click the green Apply Now button on the Studentship page and complete their online application form.
  • More information can be found on their How to apply pages.

Deadline: applications close 9 September 2018

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