BUFI mainly funds PhD studentships and there are two main support models:
- Joint studentships scheme — BUFI can provide a grant of up to 50 per cent of a NERC Doctoral Training Award (in 2012/13 this is £71 796) towards the cost of a PhD studentship. The remainder can come from a variety of sources, but we do like to see a significant and balanced contribution from the host university. All of the studentships under this scheme are subject to NERC terms and conditions as laid out in the current NERC Studentship Handbook.
- NERC quota awards where BGS acts as a NERC CASE partner. Here we offer an additional stipend for the student of at least £1000 per year plus funds to contribute towards student fieldwork, analytical costs and travel and subsistence whilst the student is at BGS. There is currently an upper limit to the award of £5000.
Contacts for further information
Dr Jon Naden
BGS University Funding Initiative
British Geological Survey
0115 936 3100
0115 936 3200