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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics
Future Cities launches the second annual PhD Prize Fellowship competition

The Future Cities Programme, led by the Department of Land Economy, has announced that the second annual PhD Prize Fellowship competition is now open for applications.

University of Cambridge PhD students are invited to apply in order to develop their research on any topic related to the future of cities. This prize aims to support emerging research from the brightest PhD students at Cambridge University in topics exploring how future cities may be designed, operated, and lived in to meet social, economic, and environmental aims. As part of the fellowship, eight PhD Prize Fellows will receive £2000 to fund activities in developing their research papers. The research students will have the opportunity to present their research and do poster presentations with discussion at the second Future Cities Conference in Cambridge in July 2017.

The Future Cities Programme aims to unite industry and academic expertise in order to consider an interdisciplinary approach to a variety of dilemmas surrounding urbanization.  The programme includes this research fellowship, as well as an annual conference and visiting fellowship.

I was very pleased to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the Future Cities initiative. It allowed me to explore some areas of research relevant to my future career, that I wouldn't have been able to do otherwise. The work I did also complimented other parts of my PhD and through it, I engaged with other people from across the University who all are interested in cities but from very different perspectives.

-Simon Price, 2016 PhD Future Cities Fellow

For more information and to apply, see the Future Cities website. Applications are welcomed from Cambridge PhD students in a broad range of disciplines and areas.