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PhD Scholarships in Global Sustainable Development: Apply Now!

Applications are now open for our PhD scholarships in Global Sustainable Development (GSD) for the academic year 2022/23. The Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships Programme, ‘TRANSFORM: Transformations of Human-Environment Interactions to Sustainable Development’, is led by the GSD Department in the School for Cross-faculty Studies.

Applications close at 12 pm (GMT) on Monday 7 March 2022.


Dr Xiaodong Lin named Editor-in-Chief of The Sociological Review Journal

Dr Xiaodong Lin, Associate Professor in Global Sustainable Development, has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of The Sociological Review, the UK's oldest sociology journal. Prior to his new role, he was a General Editor of The Sociological Review.

Thu 13 Jan 2022, 09:54 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

GSD postgraduate research featured in New Mandala

Coffee shop in Paksong

Image credit: Coffee shop in Paksong, by Adriaan Castermans on Wikimedia Commons

Published last month, a New Mandala article features the work of one of our PhD students, Thipphaphone (Kee) Xayavong, and his Learning Space Project.


Dr Mandy Sadan awarded Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust

Herbs and spices laid out on a table

We are delighted to announce that Dr Mandy Sadan, Associate Professor in GSD, has recently been awarded a highly prestigious Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust for her project ‘Flavour in the Making of Modern Britain’. The project will begin in September 2022 and will run for three years.


Funding hat-trick for GSD-led research on land use, conservation, and indigenous livelihoods

Thai site leader Ajarn Prasit Leepreecha chairs a discussion to elicit narratives of livelihood change in a Pgaz K’ Nyau community in Chiang Mai province, Thailand

Image credit: Marco J Haenssgen

A new stream of grant awards is supporting Dr Marco J Haenssgen, Assistant Professor in GSD, and his collaborators from the GSD Department, Warwick Business School, Chiang Mai University (Thailand), Monash University Indonesia, and the Université d’Antananarivo (Madagascar). The three awards have a combined total of more than £84,000 and include:


Dr Jonathan Clarke discusses challenges for sustainable cities

"As countries around the world come together to tackle the threat of climate change at the COP26 climate summit, the question of how cities can become more sustainable has never been more important. Dr Jonathan Clarke, Senior Teaching Fellow in Global Sustainable Development, discusses what some of the key challenges are for transforming our cities to become more resilient, equitable and sustainable to adapt to our changing world."

This video is part of the Faculty of Arts at Home series, produced by the faculty during lockdown and beyond. The series showcases the diversity of research in the Faculty of Arts in relation to overarching themes.

Mon 15 Nov 2021, 15:33 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

Fully funded PhD scholarship in Caribbean Studies

Caribbean map

Applications are invited for a three-and-half-year (42 months) funded PhD studentship at the University of Warwick starting in autumn 2021. The successful candidate will be based at the University’s Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies (YPCCS) and the research can be into any aspect of the history, literature, culture or societies of the Caribbean.

Before submitting an application, candidates should identify and make contact with a potential supervisor from among the Centre's academic staff. Academic members of staff at the Centre include Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies; and Dr Leon Sealey Huggins, Assistant Professor in GSD. You can also identify a potential co-supervisor from our list of PhD supervisors at the School for Cross-faculty Studies. Without a suitable supervisor, the candidate will not be eligible.

Thu 02 Sep 2021, 16:39 | Tags: Funding School for Cross-faculty Studies Research

EUTOPIA award for “Learning Space” PhD project

Image credit: EUTOPIA European University

    A EUTOPIA PhD Co-tutelle Programme 2021 award with a value of £150,000 has been made to support a joint PhD research project between the Global Sustainable Development (GSD) Department at Warwick and the Department of Geography at CY Cergy Paris University (CYU).

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