PhD opportunities for 2019 are now open

All our doctoral training opportunities are through Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) or Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT). We do not fund individuals and you will usually apply directly through the host university or DTP or CDT. Eligibility: NERC studentships are bound by the Research Councils UK Grant Terms and Conditions including residency and minimum qualifications. Doctoral Training in Environmental Research in the UK provides a useful summary of these.

Opportunities for PhDs starting in 2020 are not yet live. Opportunities start to become available from late–October onwards and are updated daily. Please check this web page or our Twitter @DocBGS for the latest information.

NERC doctoral training Current research projects

Currently BUFI supports over 100 PhD studentships, from October 2014 these are largely funded via a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), before this they were funded by direct collaboration with a university department.

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