Open Call for Doctoral Studentships in the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, University of Brighton.

The University of Brighton’s Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics are accepting Doctoral Student applications under two funding schemes with deadlines in early January 2023 for October 2023 start.

The schemes are:

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Techne Studentships commencing in October 2023

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Funded South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) Programme commencing in October 2023.

We are looking for proposals from across the Arts and Humanities , or the Social Sciences, that addresses one or more of the Centre’s interconnected research areas:

  • Climate justice and environmental politics
  • Migration and mobilities
  • Spatial inequalities and injustices

Potential applicants are advised to identify a potential supervisor to work with in formulating their application, and to ensure that the ‘fit’ between the proposed project and the research context and environment at the University of Brighton is clearly articulated.

Enquiries can be made to the Centre Directors, Professor Julie Doyle ( and Dr Nichola Khan (, University of Brighton.

Applicants will be educated to masters level, or equivalent, and meet AHRC/ESRC eligibility criteria for funding. The studentships are for ‘open call’ projects for which applicants devise their own project proposal and identify a potential supervisor.

For details of the application process, eligibility criteria, and how to find a potential supervisor, please visit the following:

For Arts and Humanities (AHRC) proposals, visit the University of Brighton’s Techne webpage and the Techne website

Techne Deadline (University of Brighton) Tuesday 03 January 2023, 16.00hr 

For Social Sciences (ESRC) proposals, visit University of Brighton’s SCDTP webpage

SCDTP Deadline (University of Brighton) Wednesday 04 January 2023, 16.00hr

Your application will go through a two-stage process, being considered first by the University of Brighton Doctoral College.

If you are unsure which funding scheme to apply for, or would like some help in identifying a potential supervisor, please contact Centre Directors, Professor Julie Doyle and Dr Nichola Khan, University of Brighton.