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The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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SHEAR Studentship Cohort (SSC) programme - PhD studentships (deadline: 15th October 2017)

Science for Humanitarian Emergencies & Resilience (SHEAR) is an international research programme jointly funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). SHEAR focuses on four areas: disaster risk assessment (mapping and analyses), sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting, disaster risk monitoring, and the integration of these into practical decision making.

PhD studentship in biosphere-atmosphere interactions (deadline: 14th January 2018)

Do biogenic VOCs protect plant productivity under multiple environmental stress?

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global challenges agenda.

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