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  1. Hi james – was very excited to find your site as I am organising a conference at UCF in the summer on regeneration and the arts and would like to discuss whether you would be interested in being a keynote speaker? Hope to hear from you.


  2. Hi Jane, thanks for getting in touch. Sounds great and I’ve sent you an email!

  3. Hi James,

    I am in the process of fiishing a pHD proposal of coastal regen myself. Its more to do with socio-economic interests of coastal communities. Im in deep discussion with a number ofuni’s about it….york, portsmouth, leeds, plymouth and southampton etc. My real problem is the old chestnut of funding it…..apart from southampton im not finding many already funded research projects on coastal regen/socio-economic stuff, where i could slot in. Maybe you are aware of any that im not familiar with. I like what you are doing and the blog is very interesting to me.

    All the best,

    Andrej Wout

  4. Hi Andrej, Thanks for your comment. Funding is such a headache. Its not a bad time of year for university-based PhD scholarships though, have you been looking at these? The back pages of the THE often have announcements of these. Other than that you’ll probably already be looking at the possibility of applying for ESRC funding with the departments you are talking to. A third alternative might be the RDAs or LAs, who might be interested in funding research projects through a university who then might be able to create a phd through this project – there are so many ifs and buts in that idea though! Do drop me an email if you want to chat about your proposal or if I can be of any help at all!

  5. Hi Andrej

    Regional grants are available for PhD projects in the field of coastal regeneration. In what part of the country are you located?

    Best wishes


  6. Hi, sorry for late reply…lost my bookmarks and ths site for a while.

    Thanks for reply James/colin..well i still havent had any funding joy, especially in this climate. I have an offer from york and possibly durham, so ill be looking at n.e /yorkshire as an area. Maybe also scotland as Im talking to St Andrews. The recession has mde life hard and the election even harder it seems.

    Again, thanks for replies



    • Hi Andrej

      Sorry to hear you haven’t managed to secure funding. Good luck with search. Keep an eye on New Scientist as funded PhD projects often pop up in there if you are not too picky about what you want to do.

      Good luck and best wishes


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