PhD positions (South Africa): resilience and spatial justice in the built environment

Bursaries available for students at Wits University, University of Venda, Durban University of Technology, South Africa.

Twelve PhD positions in critical infrastructures available at TU Darmstadt

PhD positions open at Interdisciplinary Research Training Group on ‘Critical Infrastructures: Construction, Functional Failures, and Protection in Cities’ at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.

PhD bursary: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Stellenbosch University

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Stellenbosch University is offering a three-year bursary for Doctoral Studies in Human Geography.

Two PhD Positions in Social Anthropology or Urban Studies

Opportunity from the University of Basel for 2 PhD researchers with a focus on the formation of urbanity.

PhD bursary opportunity: Department of geography and environmental studies, Stellenbosch University

Funding opportunity for PhD research in the discipline of Geography at Stellenbosch University.

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Ph.D. Research Opportunity in waste/sanitation in Ugandan cities

Opportunity for Ph.D. student beginning in August 2016 to assist with an international research collaboration on waste and sanitation in African cities.

Post-doc and PhD position with focus Cities at the Munich Center for Technology in Society

The Munich Center for Technology in Society in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture of the Technische Universität München is seeking early-stage researchers for two positions available immediately with a focus on STS & Cities.

PhD positions in Urban Studies at Gran Sasso Science Institute (Italy)


The position is full-time, for three years, starting in November 2015.

The doctoral programme in Urban Studies focuses on the interdisciplinary analysis of the long-term structural changes of European cities. The planned learning path aims at building a sound and broad theoretical and methodological knowledge, yet the doctoral programme in ‘Urban Studies’ at the GSSI is policy-oriented. Students will be trained to conduct high-level applied research and to be earnestly involved in the policy-making process in preparation of complex policy reports.

Full PhD Scholarship: Urban Crises and Austerity Governance

The Department of Politics and Public Policy at De Montfort University is delighted to announce a full PhD studentship, which will be offered to an outstanding student investigating urban crisis, austerity governance and resistance.

PhD studentships at CRESR, Sheffield Hallam University

The Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research (CRESR) welcomes PhD studentship applications aligned with the multi-disciplinary interests of CRESR staff across planning, geography, sociology and economics.