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ESRC South Coast DTP Studentship - Following the Iron Ore Trail: Towards a Global Epistemology of Extractive Capital (S2124)

Southampton Business School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15,285 (2020/21 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Monday 18 January 2021
Reference:  SCDTP-S2124

Following the Iron Ore Trail: Towards a Global Epistemology of Extractive Capital 

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2021/22 Academic Year.

Under the project titled “Following the Iron Ore Trail: Towards a Global Epistemology of Extractive Capital” we are looking for an open-minded and highly skilled PhD student who is familiar with multi-disciplinary theoretical and methodological approaches. This study aims to examine the nature of global trading of iron ore by focusing on the global South. The recruited student must be ready to explore archival data, survey and interview various local and global actors, and identify legal and financial limitations in iron ore mining and trading, from which a robust framework to address the climate change crisis can be constructed.

Supervisory Team:

Associate Professors Rashedur Chowdhury ( and Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada (, Southampton Business School, University of Southampton


South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15285 (2020/21 UKRI rate), plus payment of programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 18th January 2021.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at: 

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at 

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