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Leeds University PhD Scholarship in Gender, Sexuality and Climate Change in the Global South 2022

Leeds University PhD Scholarship in Gender, Sexuality and Climate Change in the Global South 2022

When is Application Deadline?

31st August 2022

Tell Me About Award:

Are you passionate about better understanding how gender and sexuality shape different impacts, experiences and responses to climate change? Are you interested in doing ethnographic research addressing gender, sexuality and climate change in the Global South? Is it your ambition to build a career in applied social research and creative methodologies? Would you like to join an engaged research project building partnerships between marginalised urban communities, stakeholders and artists to creatively challenge these inequalities through gender-transformative climate actions?

Full description

The School of Geography at the University of Leeds is currently seeking a PhD candidate to undertake a PhD linked to the UKRI-funded GENERATE project ‘Gender, Generation and Climate Change (GENERATE): Creative Approaches to Building Inclusive and Climate Resilient Cities in Uganda and Indonesia’, led by Dr. Katie McQuaid. GENERATE explores the gender-age-urban interface of climate change. As catastrophic and slow-onset climate events emerge and increase across the world, and growing numbers migrate to urban centres, GENERATE combines and mobilises social sciences and applied arts methodologies to deliver new evidence on how gendered, sexualised and generational patterns and structures of exclusion shape urban residents’ vulnerabilities to climate change and reduce their ability to adapt and benefit equitably from climate action and sustainable development.

What Type of Award is this?

PhD Studentship

Who can apply?

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

You will have a Masters degree in Anthropology, Social Geography, Gender and/or Development Studies.

English language requirements

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

Which Countries are Eligible?

International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)

Where will Award be Taken?

University of Leeds & in the Global South

How Many Positions will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Award?

  • This is a full 3.5 year PhD studentship funded by the School of Geography as part of their support for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship held by Dr. Katie McQuaid
  • The PhD student will be based in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds, but you will conduct up to 9 months of ethnographic fieldwork in the Global South. You will develop a project that investigates how gender and sexuality shape impacts, experiences and responses to climate change. You will work in partnership with local communities and artists to explore everyday experiences and investigate how creative methodologies can challenge unequal power relations and raise the profile and participation of marginalised groups in climate planning and policy.

How Long is the Program?

3.5 years

How to Apply for Program?

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the University’s website . Please state clearly in the research information section that the research degree you wish to be considered for is a PhD in Geography mentioning the ‘PhD in Gender, Sexuality and Climate Change in the Global South’ in the application form as well as Dr. Katie McQuaid as your proposed supervisor.

Please submit a short research proposal (500 words maximum) which outlines your idea for a doctoral research project, including: title, fieldwork location and rationale, key research question, aims and objectives, methodology, and originality and significance of the topic.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English language requirements (below).

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.

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