PhD Studentships

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, incorporating the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, offers fully funded MPhil/PhD studentships for entry each October.

Students register in one of the LSE’s many internationally outstanding departments (e.g. Geography and Environment, International Relations, Social Policy, or Statistics) and take courses in these departments. Members of the Institute help to supervise students, and students also benefit from dedicated workspace in the Institute, as well as taking part in the Institute’s intellectual life, e.g. our vibrant seminar series and events programme.

We are looking for outstanding graduates in the social sciences, or related disciplines, holding top-quality degrees from internationally recognised universities to join us in October 2014.

The studentships will cover full fees (for home/EU and, in some cases, overseas students) and annual living expenses, currently set at £15,863.

To apply for any of the posts described below, please send a three-page long (excluding references and appendix) research proposal, with your CV to| .

Submitted proposals should briefly address: research questions and hypotheses; relevant literature and previous research in the field; potential contribution to knowledge; likely methods and approaches to be adopted; likely data and information sources to be used. An outline three-year research timetable must be included as an appendix.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 2nd March 2014.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview (if necessary by telephone) and if successful advised about making a formal application to LSE, which the Institute will support.  Candidates must fulfil the standard entry requirements| to LSE at the MPhil/PhD level. .

Awards will be available for a period of 3 or 4 years depending on experience, but annual renewal will be subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School.

For entry in October 2014 we are now advertising for up to four studentships, on the following topics:

1. Green growth, jobs and structural change in advanced industrial economies|

2. Climate policy uncertainty and the design of policy instruments|

3. Open call - Up to two PhD studentships on any topic of relevance to the Institute. Our research programmes include:

1. Global response strategies
2. Green growth
3. Practical aspects of climate policy
4. Adaptation and development
5. Resource security

More details can be found here: Research programmes|

Students are particularly encouraged to browse the profiles of members of the Institute’s research staff and faculty from other parts of LSE looking for a good fit between the proposed research and staff interests.