Priestley Doctoral Scholarships



Project description

The Priestley International Centre for Climate brings together researchers cross-campus to deliver excellent research to underpin robust and timely climate solutions. Leeds has outstanding reputation for climate related research with more than 170 experts and 110 PhD researchers and an active research grant portfolio of over £70m.

The Priestley Centre supports a range of events, activities and opportunities to foster exciting interdisciplinary collaborations including our Climate Exchange seminar series and public engagement events, Piers Sellers Prizes, Priestley Society, and Priestley Climate Scholars. Find out more at

Projects available across the University of Leeds.

1. The dangers of climate change to high speed rail (apply to School of Civil Engineering)

2. Identifying strategies for carbon-efficient commercial farming in the UK (apply to School of Biology)

3. Tropical weather-worlds (apply to School of English

4. REsilient MObility Systems (REMOS): foresight for strategic coastal infrastructure planning (apply to School of Civil Engineering)

5. Examining public perceptions of climate change risk: The role of personal experience, emotion, and statistical descriptions (apply to School of Earth and Environment)

6. Formation and impacts of carbonyl sulfide in the atmosphere (apply to School of Chemistry)

7. Participatory and social design of actions aiming to achieve 1.5° in Leeds (apply to School of Sociology and Social Policy)

8. Tradeoff between energy use, transport and food choices under personal carbon trading (apply to Institute for Transport Studies)

9. Reducing GHGs from the heat system – Implementation of buried infrastructure as a heat source (apply to School of Earth and Environment)

Entry requirements

See projects for details.

How to apply

See links above.