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Three PhD Studentship at University of Sheffield, UK: Energy and Environment

The University´s interdisciplinary Energy and Environment theme addresses the international scientific consensus of rapid and globally damaging environmental change driven by natural resource demand and greenhouse gas emissions. This network forms one strand of our commitment to address the imperative to adapt the way humans capture and utilise energy, manage waste, do business and govern themselves to mitigate and manage the impacts of environmental change. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) of CO2 underground is now recognised as a major tool we have for tackling environmental climate change in the short to medium term. The Deep Carbon network will focus on this by building new physics technologies using muon particle detection, needed to monitor what happens to the carbon placed underground, on new geo-physical and engineering models for CO2 storage, needed to optimise selection of suitable deep sites, and new international governance structures, required to underpin legal aspects of safe carbon storage. Award details: A network of three PhD scholarships, one each in Physics, Engineering and Law, is being funded by the University for 3 years, providing a stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£13,590 in 2011-12), UK/EU fees and a research training grant of £1,000 p.a.

  • Academic requirements – applicants should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK in an appropriate area of study.
  • Allowed study options – applicants should be registering on their first year of study with the University for 2011-12 on one of the selected PhD projects listed below.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011

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Three Sino-Danish PhD Scholarships Available within the Area “Water and Environment”

In collaboration with The Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC)* in Beijing, China, Aarhus University hereby offer three PhD scholarships within the following five topics:

1) Cereal crop productivity and nitrogen cycling under climate change

2) Influence of land-use and management on nitrogen leaching in two agricultural catchments in China and Denmark

3) Climate change effects on trophic dynamics in streams with special emphasis on the role of fish

4) Nitrogen dynamics in lakes and implications for trophic dynamics

5) Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions in wetlands

For more information on the specific topics and how to apply follow the links above. Applications should be submitted online and remember to state in the heading of your cover letter/application which topic(s) you apply for. The three topics receiving the best qualified candidates will be offered a full PhD scholarship,

The PhD students will be enrolled at Aarhus Faculty of Science and Technology and at GUCAS (Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences) and receive a double degree from the two institutions. The candidates must be willing to stay at least 1 year in China during the PhD period. Chinese citizens are not eligible for the scholarships.

Scholarship Application Deadline:15 March 2011

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