We address the urgent and growing need to provide PhD training in which researchers look beyond their disciplinary boundaries and think about the impact of their research.

The Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Programme in Material Social Futures is a joint initiative between the Leverhulme Trust and the University of Lancaster Institutes for Social Futures and Materials Science.

Our header image shows Agbogbloshie in Accra, Ghana. Here plastic components of dumped electronic waste is burned to “reclaim” valuable metals. We want to develop new materials and methodologies that reduce the need for such harmful conditions.

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