Don't miss our weekly PhD newsletter | Sign up now Don't miss our weekly PhD newsletter | Sign up now

  PhD Studentship: NERC Resilient Flood Futures (FLOOD-CDT). Optimizing gully blocks to reduce flood discharge.

   School of Engineering

This project is no longer listed on and may not be available.

Click here to search for PhD studentship opportunities
  Dr David Milledge  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Award summary 

100% fees covered, and a minimum tax-free annual living allowance of £18,622 (2023/24 UKRI rate), plus research project costs. 


The Centre for Doctoral Training for Resilient Flood Futures (FLOOD-CDT) will train the next generation of research practitioners who will make a tangible difference to future flood management in the UK and internationally. Our goal is to provide a nurturing and inspiring training environment to develop the independent future leaders we need who can translate research and innovation into practice. Find out more here: 


Number of awards 

Start date  

16th September 2024 

Award duration 

3.5 years 

Application closing date 

8th April 2024 


Natural Environment Research Council 

Name of supervisor/s 

David Milledge (NU) 

Caspar Hewett (NU) 

Eligibility Criteria 

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 (inc. Geography, environmental science, engineering etc.). Enthusiasm for research, the ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential requirements.  

Home and international applicants (inc. EU) are welcome to apply and if successful will receive a full studentship. Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills.  

How to apply 

You must apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal 

Once registered select ‘Create a Postgraduate Application’. 

Use ‘Course Search’ to identify your programme of study: 

  • search for the ‘Course Title’ using the programme code: 8040F 
  • select ‘PhD Civil Engineering (full time) –as the programme of study 
  • select research area: Civil Engineering (Environmental). 

Input the following studentship codes: FLOOD249 

You will then need to provide the following information in the ‘Further Details’ section: 

  • A curriculum vitae giving details of your academic record and stating your research interests; 
  • Name two current academic referees together with an institutional email addresses; 
  • A ‘Personal Statement’ (your research interests in flooding and rationale for your choice of project.); 
  • The studentship code FLOOD249 in the ‘Studentship/Partnership Reference’ field; 
  • When prompted for how you are providing your research proposal - select ‘Write Proposal’. You should then type in the title of the research project from this advert. You do not need to upload a research proposal; 
  • Academic transcripts and degree certificates (translated if not in English); 
  • Language certificate (IELTS/TOEFL), if applicable. 

Contact Details 

[Email Address Removed]  

Engineering (12) Environmental Sciences (13) Geology (18)
Search Suggestions
Search suggestions

Based on your current searches we recommend the following search filters.

 About the Project