Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Graduate Fellowships in Physical Geography - University of Exeter, UK

Two fully-funded Graduate Fellowships (PhD Studentships)
Physical Geography

Begining in October 2008 (earlier start dates may also be possible).

Exeter Graduate Fellowships offer the chance to undertake 4 years of fully-funded PhD research while also gaining valuable teaching experience. In addition to their doctoral research, Fellows undertake teaching and teaching-related duties for up to 180 hours per year and receive a stipend of approx £12,500 p.a. and full payment of fees (UK/EU or overseas). Doctoral research projects will be developed in collaboration with permanent academic staff and applications are encouraged from those with common or complimentary research interests.

A list of available research topics for individual members of staff can be found at All of these topics will lead to the development of a collaborative research effort between the student and two or more members of staff. Furthermore, we would be delighted to consider strong applications to study ANY topic relevant to the department’s research strengths in Physical Geography regardless of whether it is listed here.

The Environmental Processes and Change research group that provides the overarching structure for Physical Geography at Exeter incorporates the following three clusters:
• River Basin Science led by Rolf Aalto ( )
• Environmental Modelling led by David Stainforth ( )
• Environmental Change led by Chris Turney ( )

Interested applicants should contact cluster leaders or Andrew Nicholas ( ) who leads the Environmental Processes and Change research group (see
Applicants should have at least a good 2.1 first degree (or equivalent) in Geography or a cognate discipline. Applications consisting of a 1,000-word statement of research interests (with reference to one or more of the research topics listed on the department web site), c.v. and names and contact details of two academic referees should be sent to by February 1st2008. Interviews are planned for the week commencing February 18th 2008.