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NERC/ESRC funded Doctoral studentships for the DREAM October 2016 intake.

NERC/ESRC funded PhD Studentships for DREAM CDT October 2016 Intake - Cohort 2.

Project Description

With four leading universities: Cranfield, Birmingham, Cambridge and Newcastle - and over twenty informatics industry organisations collaborating to deliver leading edge research and training through the DREAM Centre for Doctoral Training, all you have to decide is where you want to make a difference.

There are two studentships remaining to be allocated for Cohort 2. The two applications that demonstrate excellence in accordance with the criteria will be allocated from the projects below.

Newcastle University

  1. Multi-objective spatial risk and sustainability optimisation tools using cloud computing.
  2. Simulating the role of people in mediating environmental risks to infrastructure
  3. Environmental risks to resource lifelines such as water, food, fuel and materials

University of Birmingham

  1. Estimating the risk of Antarctic ice shelf collapse using Bayesian nonparametric statistical modelling.

We are looking for future science and engineering leaders who can deliver research and innovation in Big Data, risk and environmental analytical methods. Your PhD contribution will help catalyse a step-change in meeting the strong sector demand for leading edge practitioners in the field of Big Data for the environmental and social sciences.

The DREAM CDT programme offers an attractive stipend with a strong professional development ethos. The programme provides a research experience combining academic rigour with real world problem solving, ensuring you have the opportunities to progress your career in the global informatics sector. Researchers will study for a PhD, benefiting from expertise, events and courses run at all four of the partner universities.

The research projects listed are detailed on the DREAM website. If you have the ambition and drive to turn your science and engineering interests into a career in the informatics sector, visit us online or email us at [email protected] and apply.


*To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be a UK / EU national. We require that applicants are under no restrictions regarding how long they can stay in the UK i.e. have no visa restrictions or applicant has “settled status” and has been “ordinarily resident” in the UK for 3 years prior to start of studies and has not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education.


If you are eligible to apply for this research studentship, please visit https://www.dream-cdt.ac.uk to make applications.

For further information contact us today via Dr Stephen Hallett,
E: [email protected],
Tel: (0) 1234 750111 Ext: 2750,
Mobile: +44 (0)7867 500697

NERC/ESRC funded Doctoral studentships for the DREAM October 2016 intake.

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