There is currently one PhD studentship in Climate Justice open for applications at the University of Reading, in the Leverhulme Doctoral Programme.

Climate change is one of the most urgent issues facing humanity. Climate scientists have made significant progress in understanding the causes and likely environmental impacts of climate change, while social scientists and philosophers are addressing the political, ethical and legal challenges presented. What all parties recognise is missing, however, is a body of academics and advisers with sufficient understanding of both the scientific and justice aspects of climate change to enable key research issues to be addressed and appropriate policy to be developed. The Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Programme in Climate Justice fills this gap by producing a cohort of post-doctoral experts with the required breadth of knowledge and understanding to enable the development and implementation of just climate policies. The five year programme provides funding to up to 15 doctoral students to undertake research across a range of areas related to Climate Justice. A pool of academics drawn from the Departments of Agriculture, Economics, Geography, Law, Meteorology, Philosophy and Politics & International Relations provides supervision, teaching and support to the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholars.

For more information about the opportunity, including the eligibility requirements and information about how to apply, please see the advertisement here. The deadline for applications is 23/03/2018. Please contact Professor Catriona McKinnon at c.mckinnon@reading.ac.uk for further details.