The Environment and Sustainability Research Grants offer three awards of £15,000 to researchers within 10 years of completing their PhD, for projects that investigate some of the bigger issues of environmental sustainability.
The Environment and Sustainability Research Grants offer awards of £15,000 to researchers within 10 years of completing their PhD, for projects that investigate some of the bigger issues of environmental sustainability. This could include, but is not limited to, water and development, energy security, and urban migration. Projects must demonstrate the ability to advance geographical knowledge and to have potential impact beyond the academy. Preference is given to projects with a substantial field component, although lab, desk or archive-based projects may also be considered.
The Environment and Sustainability Research Grants are generously supported by Deutsche Post-Stiftung. Applicants may be of any nationality but must be affiliated with a UK Higher Education Institution. Individuals or groups may apply.
Deadline: 22 February
All prospective grant applicants are encouraged to read our Advice and Resources pages, which include more information about the grants programme, its conditions, how to apply for a grant and what is expected if your application is successful. Please read this information carefully and send your application, or any enquiries, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Agatha Herman (Cardiff University). 'Pathways to just and sustainable development practices through Tanzanite mining and production'
Dr Thomas Smith (London School of Economics and Political Science). 'How do tropical peatland greenhouse gas emissions respond in the immediate aftermath of a fire?'
Dr Max Martin (University of Sussex). 'Forecasting with fishers: Co-producing weather knowledge for safe and sustainable artisanal fishing in south India'
Dr Kim Ward and Dr Caroline Clason (University of Plymouth). 'Release of legacy fallout radionuclides from retreating glaciers: Coproducing ‘risk maps’ with the Sami to inform adaptations to an emerging threat in Arctic Sweden'
Dr Regina Hansda (Newcastle University). 'Indigenous food festivals in India: Resisting, claiming and (re)making an alternative history of food sovereignty?'
Dr Gemma Sou (University of Manchester). 'Disaster recovery policy processes in postcolonial contexts: Life-work histories in the Caribbean'
Dr Jessica Hope (University of Cambridge). 'Re-conceptualising sustainable development for the contemporary era: NGOs, social movements and resource extraction in Bolivia'
Dr Giuseppe Feola (University of Reading). 'Governing sustainable agri-food systems: Critical geographies of peri-urban agriculture and food sovereignty in Sogamoso, Colombia'
Dr Sarah Percival (University of Portsmouth). 'UK urban flood risk communication'
Dr Heather Price (University of Stirling). 'Investigating the temporal dynamics of drinking water quality in Malawi informal settlements'
Dr Jean-Christophe Comte (Aberdeen University). 'East African groundwater resources under climatic and human pressure'
Dr Franklin Ginn (University of Bristol). 'The socio-ecological politics of private green space in Islamabad, Pakistan'
Dr Tom Sizmur (University of Reading). 'The impact of past, present and proposed development on the pollution of soft-sediment intertidal ecosystems on the north coast of British Columbia'
Dr Gareth Clay (University of Manchester). 'Restoring the Function and Resilience of Ecosystems on St Helena'
Dr Joanne Jordan (University of Manchester). 'Urban Climate Resilience: How does Land Tenure affect Adaptation to Climate Change in Dhaka?'
Dr Eszter Kovacs (University of Cambridge). 'Survival Strategies of Farmers in the Absence of Greening Subsidies in Hungary'
Dr Phil Renforth (University of Cardiff). 'Papakolea Beach, Hawaii: a natural analogue of a global carbon sequestration technology'
Dr Ivan Scales (University of Cambridge). 'The socio-ecological dynamics of land use and landscape change in the mangrove forests of western Madagascar'
Awards of £8,000 for research in the physical or human dimensions of arid and semi-arid environments.
A supplementary grant of £1,500 for development research, given in celebration of Rob Potter.
Awards of up to £3,000 to individuals for desk or field-based research in any area of geography.
A biannual award of £15,000 to a research team undertaking challenging overseas fieldwork.
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