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The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership

The London NERC
Doctoral Training Partnership

Applications are invited for our PhD programme, to start in September 2022.

Are you interested in helping to solve some of the most pressing issues concerning the natural environment? Are you keen to develop advanced research skills that can equip you for a wide range of future careers? For these reasons and more, you may be an ideal candidate to apply for a studentship with the London NERC DTP.

The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership brings together eight of the world’s leading research centres in environmental science. Our partnership provides you with the opportunity for innovative doctoral training in a multidisciplinary research environment and fosters links between centres of research excellence, spanning the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) environmental science remit.

25 PhD studentships are available across a suite of research themes:

  • Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation
  • Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes
  • Environmental Hazards & Pollution
  • Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling
  • Evolution & Adaptation
  • Past Life & Environments
  • Solid Earth Dynamics

For a description of each theme and a regularly updated list of potential PhD projects:

Visit our website

The London NERC DTP appreciates and values difference, and we are seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people from a wide range of academic backgrounds. We are committed to making Equality, Diversity and Inclusion an integral component of DTP life. We particularly welcome applications from those from minority ethnic groups, disadvantaged backgrounds or who have taken a career break.

There will be an opportunity for you to learn about some of our current students’ research together with a webinar about the DTP and the application process. Details will be posted on the London NERC DTP website.

Application is via an online form on our website:

Apply here

Deadline for applications: 4pm, Monday 10th January 2022.

All applications will be anonymised prior to evaluation. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in February 2022.

Eligibility: NERC funding is subject to candidates meeting UKRI eligibility criteria and we also encourage eligible students from Overseas. There are options for part-time and flexible study.

Please direct any queries to Kate Moore at

The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership
The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership

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