My research group at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada is looking for two social sciences graduate students (Masters or PhD level) to research the creation and circulation of useful climate information for adaptation in Pacific Island countries.
This is part of a grant examining how the developed world can contribute to adaptation in the developing world by looking at the growing “climate services” movement. The work will draw on methods from across the social sciences including interviews with key respondents, participant observation, document assessment, surveys, and formal elicitation. The grant is a collaboration between myself (Simon Donner, UBC), Milind Kandlikar (UBC), and Sophie Webber (University of Sydney).
The students would be applying for degrees in UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, starting in January or September of 2019.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in Pacific Island countries and in conducting interview-based research is strongly desirable. PhD applicants should have completed a Masters degree with a thesis specializing in climate change, climate policy, environmental management, or a closely related field. Masters applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree in environmental or climate studies.
CONTACT: Students will be advised by Simon Donner and Milind Kandlikar. Interested individuals should send a CV, a <500 word statement of purpose (why you want to work on this project, your research interests, your long-term career goals), unofficial copies of your transcripts, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1.