GCRF PhD studentship – The Tragedy of Common Heritage: Environmental Conservation and the Exploitation of the Resources of the Deep Sea Bed

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD Studentship on The Tragedy of Common Heritage.

The studentship is funded through Durham University’s new Global Challenges Research Fund Centre for Doctoral Training.

The project will require a researcher to analyse the history and development of the regulation of the resources of the deep sea bed and consider how this exploitation is compatible with the need to conserve the marine environment. It will be co-supervised between law and geography.

The project will be based in Durham Law School. It will be supervised by Dr Henry Jones, together with Professor Phil Steinberg (Geography), in partnership with a University in a DAC nation.

The studentship is full funded for three years from February 2019. It covers full payment of fees; a tax-free maintenance grant of £14,777 per year; return travel and visa costs; an allowance to cover research costs and research training; and support for an overseas placement. The PhD will include a placement in a partner University in a DAC nation.

The funding is available to international candidates based in an OECD DAC list country. Applicants should have an academic background in a related subject (e.g. law, geography, history, international relations).

Applicants must complete the University online postgraduate application form at https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/. Applicants must state on the application form the project title and main supervisor.

Further details can be found at [link to GCRF CDT advert].

The deadline for applications is 31st October 2018.

Enquiries are welcome to Dr Henry Jones, h.r.g.jones@durham.ac.uk