AHRC Project PhD Studentship – The National Grid: an Environmental History

16 07 2013

AS: I thought I would share this announcement. Funding opportunities for PhD students in the UK are pretty rare, so this is a great opportunity. Moreover, you would be working in a cutting-edge area of history– your research project would lie at the overlap between environmental and business history.

Part of the UK’s National Grid

Application Deadline: 2 August 2013.

Principal Supervisor: Dr Paul Warde

The Project:

Applications are invited for a fully sponsored AHRC PhD Project Studentship on the environmental history of the National Grid, based in the School of History at the University of East Anglia and running for three years commencing 1st October 2013. The studentship is part of a larger AHRC-funded collaborative project involving the University of Bristol and the University of Nottingham, entitled ‘The Power and the Water: Connecting Pasts and Futures’.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team alongside a post-doctoral research assistant and Dr Paul Warde, examining the environmental history of energy supply and the provision and impact of energy infrastructure. This is Strand 2 of a 3-Strand project. The other two strands on water environments and mining infrastructure and heritage are led by Professor Peter Coates (Bristol) and Professor Georgina Endfield (Nottingham).

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree in History or a related field such as Human/Historical Geography. They should also normally hold (or expect to achieve), a Master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification.


This Studentship will cover tuition fees up to the standard amount and for UK citizens provides an annual maintenance grant of approx. £14,000 for 3 years, starting on 1st October 2013. Due to the nature of funding the studentship is only available to UK/EU citizens and must be pursued on a full-time basis. For student eligibility criteria and further details of AHRC studentships, visit:http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/Student-Funding-Guide.pdf

Interviews will be held in at the University of Nottingham, where interviews for project positions based at the University of East Anglia and Nottingham will also be held.

For informal enquiries and further details please contact Dr Paul Warde: (P.Warde@uea.ac.uk) by email.



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