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PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Durham University’s Institute of Hazard Risk and Resilience (IHRR) and the Centre for Quantitative Research in Financial Economics (QRFE) are pleased to announce the availability of a PhD Scholarship award in 2018.

The scholarship will focus on developing financial risk management in light of severe natural hazards, and complement existing links between IHRR, a variety of NGOs and commercial partners.

The objective of this PhD research is to reconcile the types of data generated by remote sensing information with losses actually observed within communities, to drive financial payments following natural hazard events. This will involve both quantitative and qualitative research. The project will include travel opportunities for fieldwork in communities affected by natural hazards.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm (GMT) on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

One scholarship is available for three years with studies commencing in 2018 and applications are invited from high-calibre Home, EU and overseas students. The scholarship will cover PhD tuition fees for UK/EU students, plus a tax-free stipend. While the scholarships may be held by students of all nationalities, international students will be expected to cover the difference between international and UK/EU tuition fees.

For more information, please click here or contact either Julian Williams (Co-Director, IHRR) or Louise Bracken (Executive Director, IHRR).