|From||Mark New <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:12:45 +0000|
PhD and Research Masters Scholarships in the Attribution of Impacts of Climatic Extremes in Southern Africa
The AXA Research Chair Programme in African Climate Risk at the ACDI aims to (i) quantify the relative contribution of climate change and landscape management impacts of weather and seasonal climate extremes; and (ii) estimate the social and economic benefit of different adaptation options to reduce the impacts these extreme events. The initial focus of the programme is on impacts and responses in water and agricultural systems.
ACDI therefore wishes to recruit at least two research students to undertake a Masters or PhD in Probabilistic Impact Attribution in Hydrological and Agricultural Systems. The students will be part of a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Cape Town and University of Oxford, spanning climate, hydrological, agricultural, ecological and economic and adaptation science. Each student will undertake a discrete project that investigates impacts in either the water or agricultural sector, from one of more of a yield (water or agriculture), economic and social impact perspective.
Call for application
These scholarships will be awarded preferentially to Black South African and Black African applicants, but anyone from Africa is eligible to apply.
Conditions of award
The successful applicant will be required to:
Although successful candidates will be permitted to take up part-time employment (maximum 15 hours per week) they may not hold scholarships and salaried/full-time employment concurrently.
Value and tenure
For informal queries about the positions, contact email@example.com
Applications, should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org and should include:
1. Letter of application, which includes a description of the area of impacts that is of interest
2. A full CV
3. Summary or copy of academic results, from undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
4. An example of written research work, such as an Honours or Masters dissertation, a research paper or report.
5. The names and contact details of three referees, at least two of which are academic, and at least one who has directly supervised an aspect of the applicant’s research.
Application for the scholarship and application for a place to study for a MSc or PhD at UCT are two separate processes.
Closing date for applications
Applications received by 4 December 2017 will be guaranteed consideration
Please contact Prof Mark New (email@example.com) for research related questions.
For further information or if you have any general enquiries or concerns, contact Mr Paballo Chauke on 021 650 5598.
Starting date: Feb 2018, for start of the academic year. In exceptional circumstances a delayed start date is possible.
Important to note:
The University of Cape Town reserves the right to make no awards at all, to cancel the award if the conditions are not met, and to effect changes to the conditions of the award.
The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications.
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