Opportunities

Please let UKADR know if you would like to advertise a research or academic position, or are aware of research grant opportunities.

Postgraduate degrees offered by UK universities

Academic and research positions being advertised by UK and international partners

Research Associate: Broken Ground: Earthquakes, Colonialism and Nationalism in South Asia, c. 1900–1960

Applications are open for an exciting postdoctoral opportunity in hazards history at the University of Bristol in 2017–18. The AHRC-funded Broken Ground project is hiring a research associate to work on earthquakes and political change in colonial South Asia. Applications close on 4 September.

Research Associate in the Department of Geography, King's College London

Social scientist postdoctoral research associate working on issues surrounding early warning of landslides in India in conjunction with the international LANDSLIP research grant and consortium (www.landslip.org). Closing date: 17 August 2017.

Lecturer GIS and Hazards

The Department of Geography and Geology, Kingston University is seeking a lecturer for the academic year 2017/8 to deliver lecture and practical classes at undergraduate and postgraduate level that explore the fundamental concepts of managing risks of environmental hazards, and how GIS and other geospatial technologies are used in hazard and emergency planning and response. Postgraduate teaching is delivered in distance-learning mode as well as conventional face-to-face delivery. The post is likely to be on an hourly-paid or fractional basis. Please contact Prof Martyn Waller or Dr Penelope Wilson to register an interest (please send a CV) or for further details, by 16th August.

R2HC funding call opens 5 July

Elrha's R2HC programme aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.

The 5th Call seeks proposals that address specific or multiple public health issues by gathering evidence with the potential to contribute to improved public health outcomes in humanitarian contexts. Under this Call, we encourage research that informs the prioritisation of public health humanitarian interventions and maximising value for money.

Join our webinars

On 5 July 2017 we will hold a dedicated webinar to provide you with an overview of the R2HC programme, further information on the call focus and how to apply, as well as an opportunity for you to ask any questions. The webinar will run twice to accommodate different time zones.

On 13 July 2017 (2pm BST) we are also holding a webinar on Research Methodologies and Partnerships. This webinar provides an opportunity for prospective applicants to learn more about our Funding Committee review parameters around research methodologies and R2HC partnership requirements.

PhD Research Scholarship in non-traditional sources of data (i.e. social media) for impact modelling and evaluation of disaster events

The Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR) is awarding a 3-year PhD Scholarship for late 2017 – 2020. The scholarship is available to the students of all nationalities. The starting date is any time from September to December 2017.

Closing Date for Applications: 11 August 2017.

PhD Scholarship NZD32,000 pa available for three years (2017–2019) at Massey University, New Zealand

Opportunity to undertake PhD research with a focus on governance, coastal hazard risk and resilience.

Contribute to the National Science Challenge: Resilience to Nature's Challenge (NSC: RNC), which funds the Scholarship, focusing on Governance, Coastal Hazard Risk and Resilience.

Advance understanding about the nature of resilience governance with a focus on building the resilience of coastal communities. Critically analyse the interconnections between risk, resilience and sustainability with a focus on institutional barriers and enablers for translating scientific knowledge and policy provisions into practical reality. The study will contribute to NSC: RNC case study research underway in the Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

The scholarship recipient will be supervised by Prof. Bruce Glavovic and be based at the Palmerston North campus of Massey University.

Research grant calls open to UK-based researchers

Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia — Networking Workshop

Announcement of Workshop — Call for Participants 10–12 October 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia.
The deadline for applications is 16:00 (BST) 18 July 2017. Invited participants will be notified on 21st July 2017.