Fully funded PhD opportunity in the anthropology of energy and natural resources

Sabrina Peric's picture
April 1, 2018
Alberta, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Canadian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Indigenous Studies

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary is inviting applications for one fully-funded PhD scholarship in the area of the anthropology of energy and resource industries. Students may pursue any PhD project they wish, but preference will be given to projects with STS (science and technology studies) approaches. Regional area of specialization is open. The PhD student will be expected to participate actively in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, which has research strengths in the anthropology of energy and resource industries, Indigenous-settler relations, science and technology studies, colonialism and post-colonialism, anthropology of the environment, and urban anthropology. The PhD student is also expected to participate in the Energy in Society research group at the university – for more, see: http://energyinsociety.strikingly.com/

The PhD scholarship period starts on September 1, 2018. The full scholarship amount is $25000 per year for Canadians and permanent residents, and $30000 per year for international students. The PhD scholarship is guaranteed for four years (totalling $100000 for Canadians and permanent residents, and $120000 for international students).


Eligibility: We invite applications from students who graduated from masters programs with excellent marks. You must have evidence of previous research excellence, and a well thought out doctoral project.

Acceptance of a scholarship requires enrollment in the PhD Program in Anthropology at the University of Calgary. The PhD student is expected to pursue a dissertation program that contributes to the University of Calgary’s research strengths, and actively participate in the life of the department and university.

The University of Calgary’s Department of Anthropology and Archaeology offers a research-intensive environment and comprehensive, individualized supervision at all stages of a dissertation project, as well as professionalization support.

Application procedure: The main selection criteria are the candidate’s academic qualifications, quality of the research proposal and CV. Please contact Dr. Sabrina Perić for all inquiries at: speric@ucalgary.ca . For consideration, please send a 500 word proposal and CV to Dr. Perić by March 31, 2018.

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