PhD opportunity!

A new PhD project with FFI Cambodia, exploring the roles played by local communities in protected area law enforcement

Photo credit: FFI Cambodia

We are currently advertising a new PhD project as part of the University of Edinburgh’s NERC E4 DTP:

Project details

Exploring the contribution of local communities to protected area law enforcement
Collaborative studentship with FFI Cambodia
Focusing on the case-study of a community warden patrol programme in the Cardamom Mountains, this exciting interdisciplinary project will work with Flora & Fauna International (FFI) in Cambodia to examine how current approaches to involving communities in PA management activities can be improved to produce lasting, mutually beneficial outcomes.

Full project information can be found on the E4 DTP project site.


The deadline for applications for both projects is 12pm on 9th January 2020


Information on how to apply is available at:


RCUK eligibility rules apply, so sadly there are a few restrictions on the applications we can accept:

  •  Eligible for a full funding: UK/EU citizens or settled overseas students only, who have worked and/or studied in the UK for at least three years before the programme starts (this applies to all, including British citizens).
  • Eligible for fees-only: UK/EU citizens who do not comply with the 3-year UK residency criteria. The award includes fees and research cost but not stipend. Students have to find match funding to cover their living costs for 3.5 years minimum.
  • Not Eligible: Overseas students who are on/would need a Visa.

More information

To find out more about the E4 DTP programme please check out the website:

If you have other questions about the project or working in the group, get in touch!