PhD in Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies
Submission deadline: April 25, 2013
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) invites applications for admission to its Doctoral Research Programme in Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies for the academic year 2013-14. ATREE is an interdisciplinary environmental research organization based in Bangalore, focusing on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. ATREE’s PhD programme, recognized by Manipal University, is one of the few programmes in the country that provides students natural science, social science and interdisciplinary training to work on these issues.
ATREE’s research covers the broad themes of environment and development, biodiversity and conservation. Areas of specialization include:
Disciplines represented in the faculty include:
Students with prior training in any branch of the social, natural, or engineering sciences are eligible for admission to this programme. They will undergo intensive course work and will be expected to undertake independent research on any environmental topic under a multi-disciplinary dissertation committee. Five-year fellowships will be provided for maximum of 10 students. The fellowships amount will be Rs. 16000/- (pre-registration) and Rs.18000/- (post-registration) per month. Contingency support for research will also be provided.
ATREE fosters diversity and gender equity at the work place. Women and persons from underprivileged groups are especially encouraged to apply. As the programme has a broad focus, social science students with interest in environmental issues are particularly encouraged to apply.
1. The candidate must have a Master’s degree in any social or natural science or engineering discipline
2. Must have qualified for one of the following entrance exams: UGC-CSIR (minimum NET), GATE, ICSSR, OR equivalent qualifying exam OR have an MPhil degree OR have published at least one peer-reviewed paper OR have some demonstrated research ability OR based on the strength of the statement of purpose.
Applicants should submit completed application and all supporting documents by email or mail to the address below by April 25, 2013 . They should indicate in the subject line, or superscribe the envelope, ‘Application for PhD programme’. Applications that are incomplete will be rejected.
Shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview at ATREE Bangalore during the first week of June 2013. The academic year will begin first week of August.
Criteria for selection
Academy for Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Royal Enclave, Sriramapura, Jakkur
Bangalore 560 064,
Phone: +91-80-23635555 Extn: 121