Our PhD students, the Grantham Scholars conduct cross-cutting sustainability research. From earthworms to entropy, from plant pathogens to portable pumps, the Scholars work across an impressive range of topics. And all of their research works towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
We fully fund more than 70 Grantham Scholars. Moreover, we provide the Scholars bespoke training and expert support. This practical, hands-on training covers vital communcation skills and dealing with policy makers. Grantham Scholars are taught how to get things done with their research.
Because they work across subjects, the Scholars create unique multidisciplinary research which examines issues from many points of view. Also, many of our Scholars originate from, or work in, the ‘developing world’. As a result, the Scholars are part of a two-way flow of sustainability knowledge and practice.
This combination of training, research and experience means the Scholars are ready to tackle the challenges of a sustainable future well before they graduate.
We work closely with our partner sustainability teams at the TUoS. The researchers behind these groups are mentors to many of Grantham Scholars and are coming up with innovative new solutions to sustainability challenges.