DICE International Scholarship 2023 at University of Kent in United Kingdom
Apply now for the DICE International Scholarship 2023 at University of Kent in United Kingdom on Truesport your best worldwide scholarship website on the internet. In multiple tropical counties, wildlife is hunted for meat (i.e., ‘wild meat’) and other body parts, sustaining the diets, customs, and livelihoods of millions of people. Regardless, Unsustainable hunting is one of the most pressing threats to wildlife and ecosystems worldwide and has severe essence for people whose subsistence and income are tied to wild meat. Furthermore, the demand for wild meat in urban areas adds to the unsustainable hunting of wildlife in rural areas and remains an important challenge to biodiversity conservation. DICE International Scholarship 2023 at University of Kent in United Kingdom
The candidate will unite with an applied conservation research group with expertise on the hunting, consumption, and trade of wildlife (hereafter referred to collectively as ‘wildlife use’), and on pangolins. Concentrating on sub-Saharan Africa (particularly West and Central Africa), the candidate will perform advanced statistical methods to identify the factors that shape wildlife use. The candidate will either focus on all species used for wild meat or on African pangolins – please note this project is about local use, not international trafficking. They will also have the opportunity to contribute to the group’s new research programme aimed at understanding wildlife use in urban areas.
Eligibility for the DICE International Scholarship 2023:
Enthusiastic self-motivated candidate with a strong interest in wildlife use, as well as the below criteria, are needed for the scholarship.
- A first degree and a Master’s (at least Merit) or substantial professional experience in a relevant field are required.
- Experience analyzing complex data using R.
- Interest in conservation social science.
- Knowledge of local uses of wildlife (e.g., wild meat, traditional medicine).
- French language skills.
- Experience with fieldwork in the tropics.
- Keen to develop their analytical skills.
Eligible Countries: International
Value of Award: This is a fully funded project for UK students, we do welcome applications from international students, but additional tuition fees apply (evidence of extra funding needs to be provided in the application cover letter).
Number of Awards: N/A
Method of Application: Candidates should apply by 11th May 2023 23:59 (UK time) using the online application form, including a CV and Cover letter (see Funding Notes below), indicating the project above for which they wish to be considered.
Application Deadline: 11th May 2023 23:59 (UK time)