Three DPhil studentships are available for full-time study (October 2022 - September 2025) at the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford. The studentships will cover full University fees and a maintenance allowance for three years.

These positions are fully funded through by the iDODDLE project on the digitalisation of daily life and its impacts on climate change. All three DPhil positions will work on current research questions with high scientific and policy relevance, under the following broad themes:

  • Project 1: How and why are digital technologies used in daily life?
  • Project 2: How can digital technologies used in daily life help tackle climate change?
  • Project 3: What are the impacts of digitalisation on energy, materials, and carbon emissions?

Please see the detailed project descriptions and person specifications [PDF : 142.8 KB] for more information.

The successful applicants will form a core part of the larger iDODDLE project team, and will also be fully integrated into the Energy Programme at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) in the School of Geography and Environment, University of Oxford.

See further information [PDF : 92.3 KB] for full details of the iDODDLE project and its data resources. If you are unable to access the PDFs the information is available in other formats on request.

Interested applicants are also encouraged to contact Professor Charlie Wilson ( before applying to discuss their research interests. From 1st January 2022, Charlie will be a Jackson Senior Research Fellow and Energy Programme Leader in the Environmental Change Institute.

Application process

Suitably qualified candidates wishing to apply for these studentships should submit a CV and covering letter outlining how their experience and skills meet the person specification for the project(s) for which they wish to be considered.

Applications should be sent to Dr Caroline Anderson, Research Degrees Coordinator via email to

Applications should be submitted by the deadline of 14 January 2022.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in early February 2022.

The successful applicants will subsequently be required to submit an application for a DPhil place at Oxford by 1 March 2022.

Further information on making the Oxford University Application is available on our International Graduate School webpages.

Further information