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
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
- An integrated remote-sensing numerical modelling approach for evaluation and optimisation of hydrocarbon reservoir performance
- Untangling sediment sources of ancient muddy systems
- Investigating Paleogene strata from Oman and the UAE; new insights from integrated chemostratigraphy, sedimentology and biostratigraphy
Prof Stephen Hesselbo
Camborne School of Mines
School of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)1326 253651
How to apply
Apply online at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/funding//application/
- Prediction of flow through fractures and maximising recovery under geological uncertainty and geomechanical constraints
- Development of natural and sustainable bio-dispersants for the Oil & Gas industry
- Numerical Diagenesis of Reservoir Rocks
- Bots in Rocks: Intelligent Rock Deformation for Fault Rock Petrophysical Properties
- Enhanced Geological Modelling of Turbidites Using Physical Models to Calibrate Erosion and Deposition Processes
- Evaluating the geological case for carbon dioxide gas storage capacity in depleted fields and saline aquifers
- Geomechanical, geophysical, and geothermal properties of gas hydrate-bearing permafrost sediments: Macro experiments and micro mechanisms
School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Edinburgh EH14 4AS
Tel: +44 (0)141 451 4603
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
- Novel characterization methods for pore systems of seal rocks in reservoirs used for downhole hydrogen production and storage.
Prof Sean Rigby
University of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD
Tel: +44 (0)115 951 4078
How to apply
Apply online at www.nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/how-to-apply/apply-online.aspx