Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Award 2021

Supporting Postgraduate Research to Inspire the Next Generation (SPRING)

water@leeds is supporting postgraduate research by offering PhD students the opportunity to apply for £500 in support of their water-related projects.    The 2021 deadlines for the award have just been announced as 18th June and 12th November.

The SPRING Award is interdisciplinary and open to all postgraduate research students whose research is related to water, from any school or faculty of the University of Leeds.

The award aims to provide additional funds to research postgraduates to extend the scale and scope of their research projects, and from 2021 will also support professional development activities.  Up to £500 is awarded and winners also receive an invitation to present at water@leeds annual Confluence.

For how to apply and for more details of the criteria, visit our website here.

The award has been running successfully since 2014 and has supported the research of 29 students, which has included:

  • Meena MenonSchool of History for her thesis on Social Movements and Local Sovereignty in the Age of Transnational Capital and Ecological Devastation in Postcolonial India.
  • Liam Taylor, School of Geography for his research on Using a new generation of remote sensing techniques to monitor Peru’s mountain glaciers.
  • Alesia Ofori, School of Politics and International Studies, for her research on The Political Ecology of Water-Mining Nexus in Ghana
  • Jenna Sutherland, School of Geography, for Control of proglacial lakes on outlet glacier dynamics in New Zealand
  • Daniel Warren, Faculty of Biological Science, for The Ecological Impact of Invasive Freshwater Predators upon Native Amphibians
  • Murat Okumah, School of Earth and Environment, Effects of Land Manager Awareness on Mitigating Diffuse Pollution: An Interdisciplinary Approach Using Behavioural and Catchment Science
  • Sarah Fell, School of Geography, Alpine river ecosystem response to glacier retreat.
If you wish to discuss a potential application, please contact