13 PhD funded studentships at ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership

ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership

We have a minimum of 13 PhD funded studentship awards available for entry October 2024. These are for 3.5 years, and include full fees, a living allowance of £18,662 (based on the current UKRI rates), and £8,200 for your research & training costs.

We are working to improve the diversity of Natural & environmental science research within the UK, and we have 1 ring-fenced studentship award available for UK applicants who identify as being from an ethnic minority group. Please visit here for more information.

The closing date for applications is 11th January 2024.

ONE Planet offers a cohort-based doctoral training partnership at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities. The Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC) funds the partnership.

The proximity of Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, within the vibrant city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, allows ONE Planet to provide a series of core activities to best develop the cohort experience, the expertise of our students, and ensure the development of graduates with the required research skills.

Our vision is to provide a training environment that supports, develops, and fosters innovative, transformative ways of working. We aim to produce independent research scientists for the future. You will design the sustainable transdisciplinary responses needed to address intensifying global change. Find out more here.

Our internationally recognised research excellence spans the NERC science remit, including:

  • Climate and Climate Change
  • Earth System Processes
  • Anthropocene
  • Environmental Informatics
13 PhD funded studentships at ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership

PhD funded studentships

A list of the 52 projects available can be found here and are listed below.

The ONE Planet DTP values individual differences and the diversity that this brings. We ensure that no-one is at a disadvantage because of who they are. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, and requests for flexible study (e.g. part-time) are welcomed.

We offer applicant Q&A webinars & mentors to help guide you through the application process and provide more information about our DTP. Visit here to find out more.

The closing date for applications is 11th January 2024, with interviews w/c 5th February 2024. We will confirm the outcome of awards by the 16th February 2024.

Please visit our how to apply pages for further details on how to apply to either partner institution.


You must have, or expect to gain, a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in a subject relevant to the proposed PhD project. Applicants with prior experience or employment in a research role are also encouraged to apply. Enthusiasm for research, the ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential requirements.

International applicants (inc. EU) are welcome to apply. Following the UKRI announcement to introduce a new 30% UKRI international recruitment policy both Newcastle University and Northumbria University have agreed to pay the international fee difference for all International applicants who are awarded a DTP studentship.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at oneplanet@ncl.ac.uk.

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