Fully Funded Scholarships (PhD Position) in Environmental Science – Sweden

Applications are invited for Fully Funded Scholarships (PhD Position) in Environmental Science with focus on land use for a sustainable future, within the Agenda 2030 graduate school at The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), Lund University, Sweden.


The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC) conducts research, education and communication on environmental science and climate research at Lund University. 

The position is a four years PhD project in Environmental Science located within an attractive interdisciplinary research environment at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), at Lund University. Today, CEC has around twenty graduate students with opportunities for collaboration with research groups across Europe.

Agenda 2030 is the framework for sustainable development that the world’s nations have signed to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, solve the climate crisis, promote peace and equity and much more. In order to achieve the goals, research has several important roles: to identify challenges and conflicting objectives, contribute to new solutions, generate dialogue and learning between different societal stakeholders and critically analyse the goals. Lund University aspires to be a part of the solution and has therefore started a graduate school focusing on societal challenges, sustainability issues and Agenda 2030. We now welcome to the graduate school applicants from various disciplinary backgrounds who want to take an active role in Agenda 2030 research. The graduate school offers a unique opportunity to gain interdisciplinary perspectives on global challenges and contribute to current research while deepening your subject knowledge.


To be eligible for Scholarships position, an applicant must:

  • have completed a second-cycle natural sciences degree
  • have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or
  • have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad
  • have completed an independent project of at least 30 credits (e.g. degree project) in a relevant field, or have fulfilled an equivalent study program.
  • have excellent skills in English language (oral and written)

Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.


To apply for Fully Funded Scholarships (PhD Position) in Environmental Science, an applicant must submit the following documents with application:

  • Present a research idea with a clear connection to Agenda 2030
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Grade transcripts
  • Master thesis or similar degree projects
  • One or two references
  • Other documents that you wish to submit

Scholarships position link

Publish Date:
Institute Name: Lund University
Degree/Course: PhD
Deadline: August 18, 2019
Country: Sweden
Course Start:
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