Our PhD program in Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (ACCE) offers projects aligned with the grand challenges in environmental research: securing ecosystem services and environmental resources; predicting and mitigating impacts of climate change; understanding the dynamics of biodiversity; and mechanisms of evolutionary change.
This year we are offering 20 competition funded PhD projects, listed below, with lead supervisor based at The University of Sheffield.
How to apply
Application for ACCE PhD projects is NOW OPEN
To apply for any of the studentships hosted by The University of Sheffield, please complete an online application formOnline application
- Please select ‘Standard PhD’ and the Name of the Department from which the title of the ACCE studentship is announced;
- Fill in the title of your desired project and the name(s) of the supervisors. (You can apply for more than one project to increase your chances to be nominated for an interview, but you can be interviewed for only one);
- As a ‘Study term,’ – point out full-time or part-time PhDs depending on your wish;
- The starting date of PhD will be the start of the next academic year- 1 Oct 2018;
- ‘Funding stage‘ on the form will be ‘project studentship‘.
The studentships are available to UK and EU nationals who meet the UK residency requirements. Further information about eligibility you can find in RCUK Training Grant Guide.
Within equal opportunities principles and regulations, applications will be assessed in the light of a candidate’s ability to meet the required criteria. Students will be evaluated by application and by interview performance.
Fully funded for a minimum of 3.5 years, studentships cover: (i) a tax-free stipend at the standard Research Council rate of at least £14,553 per annum (subject to indexing), (ii) research costs, and (iii) tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Studentship(s) are available to UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements.
Selection process: Shortlisting will take place as soon as possible after the closing date, and successful applicants will be notified promptly. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview to be held at the University of Sheffield on 16 and 19 February 2018.
New PhD projects for the ACCE studentships starting in October 2018.
ACCE PhD Projects
Lead supervisor: Prof. Michael Brockhurst
Co-Supervisors: Dr Jamie Wood, Prof. Duncan Cameron, Dr Andrew Beckerman
Lead supervisor: Dr Alison Wright
Co-superviosrs: Prof Jon Slate, Prof Steve Paterson
Lead supervisor: Dr Mirre Simons
Co-Supervisors: Dr Sean Sweeney
Lead supervisor: Dr Nicola Nadeau
Co-Supervisors: Dr Gareth Fraser, Dr Andrew Parnell
Lead supervisor: Dr Tom Webb
Co-Supervisors: Dr Andrew Hirst, Dr Michaela Schratzberger
Lead supervisor: Prof Rob Freckleton
Co-Supervisors: David Edwards
Lead supervisor: Prof Roger Butlin
Co-Supervisors: Dr Ilik Saccheri
Lead supervisor: Professor Jon Slate
Co-Supervisors: Dr Alison Wright, Professor Steve Paterson
Lead supervisor: Dr Kai Zeng
Co-Supervisors: Professor Jon Slate
Lead supervisor: Professor David Beerling FRS
Co-Supervisors: Dr Binoy Sarkar, Dr Claire Corkhill, Professor Mark Hodson
Lead supervisor: Dr Gavin Thomas
Co-Supervisors: Dr Pete Mayhew
Lead supervisor: Dr Dylan Childs
Co-Supervisors: Prof Jon Slate, Prof Daniel Nussey
Lead supervisor: Prof Charles Wellman
Co-Supervisors: Dr Paul Kenrick, Dr John Richardson
Lead supervisor: Dr Manoj Menon
Co-Supervisors: Dr Sylvia Toet, Dr Paul Alexander, Dr Eleanor Webster, Dr Jill Edmondson
Lead supervisor: Dr Andrew McGonigle
Co-Supervisors: Dr David Rippin, Dr Joseph Cook, Dr Robert Bryant
Lead supervisor: Dr Ann Rowan
Co-Supervisors: Dr David Rippin, Dr Emma Wharfe, Prof Andy Hodson, Dr Andrew Smith
Lead supervisor: Prof Mark Bateman
Co-Supervisors: Dr Julie Jones, Dr Neil Macdonald, Prof Roland Gehrels
Lead supervisor: Dr Robert Bryant
Co-Supervisors: Prof Andrew Lowe, Prof Frances Cleaver
Lead supervisor: Dr Jonathan Potts
Co-Supervisors: Dr Samantha Patrick