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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship projects now being advertised

Published: 18 December 2015
Maritime futures

The Leverhulme Trust has awarded the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute 15 fully-funded PhD grants, with the second group of five scholars to commence in October 2016.

SMMI Understanding Maritime Futures Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholars will address key global issues such as access to resources, safety and security, the effects of rising sea levels, technical advancements and autonomy, our responses to natural and human disasters, the impacts on people, and the ways people living by and from the sea understand their experiences and cultural heritage. The programme aims to facilitate a different, more creative and holistic way of problem solving to address marine and maritime societal challenges.

You will join a dynamic cohort of high calibre students addressing the key global issues identified, and work as part of a team with world leading academics.

Scholarships will be funded for 3 years and include full-time UK/EU fees.


Applications are now invited to the following projects:

1. Engineering Analysis of 19th century British Merchant Ships and Shipbuilding

2. What are the social equity challenges for coastal flood adaptation and insurance in terms of engineering and legal issues facing private dwellings?

3. Micro-plastics in the environment and risks to human health.

4. Assessing the viability of Arctic hydrate exploitation.

5. Subsea Transmission: Economic and Environmental Limitations.

6. Hybrid propulsion for LNG bunker vessels.

7. New Off-Ship Support Service Concepts for Future Maritime Operations.

8. Mapping Potential Wreck Sites with Seafloor Data - Scientific, Social and Legal Considerations.

9. Spatio-temporal modelling of population and vulnerability to coastal hazards in East Asia.

10. Understanding and addressing maritime issues through fleet analysis.

Deadline for all applications is 5 February 2016









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