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Geological controls on heat production and the evolution of fracture systems - PhD funded Studentship in Geothermal Resource Extraction Ref: 4038


College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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Prof H Glass , Dr R Shail No more applications being accepted Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

Project Description

A £16M research project funded by the European Regional Development Fund is investigating the feasibility of extracting thermal and mineral resources from the deep underground, using data derived from a test site located at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The test site is located in the southern St Austell granite and research focusses on the geological controls on heat production and the evolution of fracture systems.

This project aims to foster understanding of the geological history of the granite and implications for the development of heat flows and permeable fracture zones.

The studentships will be awarded on the basis of merit for 3 years of full-time study, to commence on 1st January 2021.

The award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who meet the UK residency requirement and pay UK/EU tuition fees, the award will cover the research costs and tuition fees in full, plus a stipend at the Research Council rate (2020/21) of at least £15,285 per year tax-free. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirement may still be eligible for a fees-only award but no stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend. Further information about eligibility can be found here - https://www.ukri.org/funding/information-for-award-holders/grant-terms-and-conditions/.

Funding Notes

The award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who meet the UK residency requirement and pay UK/EU tuition fees, the award will cover the research costs and tuition fees in full, plus a stipend at the Research Council rate (2020/21) of at least £15,285 per year tax-free. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirement may still be eligible for a fees-only award but no stipend.


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