The BGS directly funds university collaboration via BUFI. Our principal aim is to encourage and fund science at the PhD level. At present we have around 75 PhD students on our books who are based at about 35 UK universities and research institutes.
We also provide a limited number of small grants to undergraduate and graduate students for MSci/MSc-style studies.
Our students study a wide range of topics, reflecting the broad scope of BGS interests–research. Subjects vary from:
Research is not restricted to the UK. We support graduate research projects with field areas in the Bhutan, Caribbean, Cyprus, Ethiopia and Oman.
We have also undertake cross research council collaboration with projects looking at space weather and societal attitudes towards natural hazards and mineral extraction.
BGS has received notification of its Doctoral Training Award from NERC for 2013. BUFI is thus inviting proposals from BGS staff for projects suitable for PhD research. We will use the award to co-fund up to four PhD studentships.