Leverhulme “Extinction Studies” DTP

Good news, Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme in Extinction Studies funded at University of Leeds.

I am delighted to announce that I am part of a new Leverhulme-funded Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) in Extinction Studies that will commence with a first intake of graduate students in September/October 2021.

The cross disciplinary programme spans 4 faculties at the University of Leeds and will focus on all aspects of extinction, from social/humanitarian problems, to the decline of biodiversity (past and present) and cultural extinction.

The Leverhulme Trust have provided funds of £1.35 million to fund 15 PhD studentships across 3 years with a further 4 studentships being funded by each faculty involved (total 19 studentships). These are fully funded at home student rates for fees, research allowance and stipend (i.e. salary costs).

The programme along with applications details and deadlines will be announced very soon.

I am keen to hear from students who wish to work at the interface between palaeontology and ecology in order to assess the applicability of past extinction events to help us identify, predict and prepare for future catastrophic losses of biodiversity as a result of anthropogenic drivers.

If this is an area you are interested in and if you have any ideas about potential projects, please contact me via a.dunhill@leeds.ac.uk

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