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PhD: Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships 2021 in Extinction Studies

Project Title

Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships 2021 in Extinction Studies


University of Leeds

Supervisors and Institutions

Dr Alex Dunhill (Leeds)

Funding Status

Funding is in competition with other projects and students

Project Description

Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships are available for Home fee-rated students for Session 2021/22 for study in the following Faculties: Arts, Humanities and Cultures; Biological Sciences; Environment.

Extinction is one of the great challenges of our times. As part of a new doctoral training programme, hosted at the University of Leeds, we are offering full funding for students to work on topics relating to extinction and its meanings, histories and legacies. Working both individually and collaboratively, students will have the opportunity to explore the rich connections between the biological, cultural and social meanings of the global extinction crisis, and to clarify the responses and impacts that extinction is currently having upon societies and cultures across the world.

Duration of the Award
Full-time (3 years). The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

These awards are available to Home fee-rated applicants
EU students with settled status in the UK are also eligible to apply. International fee-rated students are welcome to apply, but must have alternative sources of funding
The awards provide a maintenance grant at the standard UKRI rate (£15,609 in Session 2021/22).

Other conditions
Students will be required to work across at least two of the following disciplines represented by the 18-strong members of our supervisory team: biology, communication and media, ecology, environmental social science, geography, history, linguistics, literary studies, palaeontology, philosophy, political science, theology and religious studies, sociology and social policy.

Contact Name

Dr Alex Dunhill

Contact Email

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Closing Date

Friday, February 26, 2021

Expiry Date

Friday, February 26, 2021
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