Following the initial recruitment round, which closed on 16th March 2016, PhD positions are currently available at Heriot-Watt University, the University of Exeter and the University of Nottingham. The number of studentships available at each university is given below the institution name. 

The NERC CDT ethos is to appoint on merit and is committed to diversity and equality.

Duration of Studentships

The NERC CDT studentships cover a four year study period in order to accommodate the 20 weeks' doctoral training provision while still allowing the student sufficient time to complete his or her PhD thesis. Studentships are offered on a full-time basis; any request for part-time study must be addressed to the NERC CDT Manager, Lorna Morrow, in the first instance, before any application is made. Contact details for Lorna are 0131 451 4725 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Eligibility

NERC studentships covering the UK tuition fee, stipend (RCUK minimum, currently estimated at £14,142 for 2016/17) and Research Training Support Grant (£5k p.a.) are available to UK citizens and to citizens of the EU who have been permanently in residence in the UK for a minimum of 3 years prior to taking up the studentship. Full details of eligibility for NERC studentships can be found in the Research Councils UK Training Grants Terms and Conditions document available at http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/grantstcs/. As a core partner in the CDT scheme, Heriot-Watt's PhD position is funded via a James Watt scholarship which is open to EU citizens who do not meet NERC's prior UK residency requirement.  Funding is unfortunately not available to overseas candidates for any of the remaining PhD positions in this recruitment round. 

Deadline for applications

Each of the recruiting universities below is working to its own internal deadline for applications and interview in the second round.  If no deadline is indicated, please contact the university you are interested in applying to for further details.  There is no central CDT application process - applicants must follow the recruitment procedures and criteria of the institution(s) hosting the projects they are interested in applying for.

University of Exeter

1 award 

Contact

Prof Stephen Hesselbo
Camborne School of Mines
School of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Penryn Campus,
Cornwall
TR10 9FE

Tel: +44 (0)1326 253651
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How to apply

Apply online at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/funding//application/

Heriot-Watt University

1 award

Contact

Research Team
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh EH14 4AS

Tel: +44 (0)141 451 4603
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How to apply

Apply online at www.hw.ac.uk/student-life/how-to-apply/postgraduate.htm.  Deadline for applications is 16th May 2016 with interviews likely to be held in early June.  Previous applicants should not re-apply.

 

University of Nottingham - University of Birmingham partnership

1 award

Contact

Prof Sean Rigby
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4078
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How to apply

Apply online at www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply/apply-online.aspx