The LSE’s climate centre has just published details of its annual PhD scholarship competition in the field of climate economic and politics. Please distribute widely to students and colleagues. Deadline for applications is 26 March 2010. Thanks, Robert
The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, incorporating the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, is offering two fully funded MPhil/PhD studentships for entry in October 2010.
We are looking for graduates in the social sciences, or related disciplines, holding top-quality degrees from internationally recognised universities.
The studentships will cover full fees (for home/EU or overseas students) and annual living expenses, currently set at £15,290.
The Grantham Research Institute is the new home to climate change and environment research at LSE, bringing together international expertise from development studies, economics, environmental studies, finance, geography, international relations, law, management science, philosophy, political science, and statistics.
We will consider applications on any topics aligned with the research programmes of the institute. More information about these research programmes can be found at http://www2.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/research/ResearchProgrammes.aspx
In addition, we welcome applications on the following topic specifically:
The international politics/political economy of climate change
The proposed research project should be on the international politics or international political economy of climate change, preferably with a focus on climate diplomacy and international negotiations, multi-level climate governance, or the role of corporations and other non-state actors. Candidates should have a strong background in international relations, international political economy, or another related social science discipline.
To apply please send a 1-page proposal together with your CV to
Closing date for applications: 1200 on 26th March 2010
Decisions will be made by a panel representing our interdisciplinary interests. The award will be made solely on outstanding academic merit and research potential. This relates not only to your past academic record, but also to an assessment of your chosen topic and to your likely aptitude to complete a PhD in the time allocated.
Short-listed candidates may be invited to attend an informal interview and if successful advised about making a formal application to LSE.
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.
Dr Robert Falkner
Department of International Relations
London School of Economics
London WC2A 2AE
Phone: (+44) (0)20 7955 6347
Fax: (+44) (0)20 7955 7446