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Full funded PhD ...Climate change

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  1. Easymutant

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    We are pleased to inform you that The University of Sussex is seeking applications for a fully funded PhD Scholarship for research into Climate Change and the African Climate System. ‘The Peter Carpenter Climate Change Scholarship’ is open to citizens of African countries only, and starts in October 2011.The Scholarship covers 100% of tuition fees and provides a stipend for living expenses of approximately£13,400.The Scholarship is one component of the African Climate Initiative at Sussex, which aims to better understand the nature ,causes and consequences of ,and responses to climate change in Africa.

    We invite applications from those with an exceptional academic record including a first class degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Meteorology, physics, environment sciences, geosciences, geography).Candidates with the equivalent of an upper second class degree and relevant professional experience may be considered. Closing date for application is 8[SUP]th[/SUP] July 2011.

    The PhD will be supervised within the Department of Geography, where there is a vibrant Research Program into the Climate of Africa. The PhD will be focused on one of the major research themes in the Department; Climate Change and the Water Cycle, Atmospheric Aerosols; land-atmosphere interaction .Potential topics are provided on the webpage .Depending on the qualifications the successful candidates can undertake a on year Msc in either ‘Climate Change and Development ‘or ‘Climate Change and Policy’ prior to the 3-year PhD Research Program(www.sussex.ac.uk/climatechange/mscprogrammes).

    The Cross Campus Sussex Climate Change Network (www.sussex.ac.uk/climatechange) is a virtual centre for multi-disciplinary research and teaching into the causes ,consequences of ,and responses to climate change .The Network brings together world leading researchers from the University of Sussex and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) in a multi-disciplinary Programme of research and teaching to improve our understanding of how climate change is developing ,the impacts on the people and the implications for mitigation and adaptation policy and action .Within the context of Africa ,the Network facilitates multi-disciplinary research to improve the quality of climate information available and its use in sustainable climate adaptation practice ,fro example in water management and agriculture .The University offers state –of –the art computing facilities for climate research.

    Candidates should apply on line at Applying : Postgraduate study : University of Sussex

    Candidates should ensure that they clearly state on the application form that they are applying of the Peter Carpenter Climate Change Scholarship

    For further information email globalstudiespg@sussex.ac.uk

    Or informally email m.todd@sussex.ac.uk

    Applications should be submitted by July 8[SUP]th[/SUP] 2011