This page shows NERC PhD studentship opportunities for the 2021-22 academic year.
You can find information about individual studentship opportunities, how to apply and supervisor contact details on the websites in the tables.
If you’re a student
NERC studentships are advertised by the host research organisation as they see appropriate, typically through websites such as Find A PhD.
You cannot apply directly to NERC for studentship funding. You need to apply to the institution where you want to study.
If you are unsure whether an institution offers a NERC studentship or you have a question, contact the institution’s registrar office.
NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships 2
|Name of DTP||DTP administrative lead organisation||Website|
|Queen’s University Belfast & Aberdeen Doctoral Research & Training (QUADRAT)||University of Aberdeen||QUADRAT DTP|
|Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA)||University of Birmingham||CENTA DTP|
|GW4+ DTP2 – a consortium of excellence in innovative research training||University of Bristol||GW4+ DTP|
|The Cambridge Climate Life & Earth (C-CLEAR) DTP||University of Cambridge||Cambridge DTP|
|IAPETUS2||Durham University||IAPETUS2 DTP|
|Advanced Research & Innovation in Environmental Sciences (ARIES) DTP||University of East Anglia||ARIES DTP|
|E4 – Edinburgh Earth & Environment Doctoral Training Partnership||University of Edinburgh||E4 DTP|
|Envision – Developing next generation leaders in environmental science||University of Lancaster||Envision DTP|
|Panorama NERC Doctoral Training Partnership||University of Leeds||Panorama DTP|
|Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (ACCE)||University of Liverpool||ACCE DTP|
|Science & Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP)||Imperial College London||SSCP DTP|
|The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership||University College London||London NERC DTP|
|ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership||Newcastle University||ONE Planet DTP|
|The Oxford DTP in Environmental Research||University of Oxford||Oxford DTP|
|SCENARIO – Postgraduate Centre in the Science of the Environment: Natural & Anthropogenic Processes, Impacts & Opportunities||University of Reading||SCENARIO DTP|
|The Scottish Universities Partnership for Environmental Research (SUPER)||University of St Andrews||SUPER DTP|
|The Interdisciplinary Southampton Partnership for Investigators Researching the Environment (INSPIRE)||University of Southampton||INSPIRE DTP|
NERC Centres for Doctoral Training
|Name of CDT||CDT administrative lead organisation||Website|
|Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment Towards Sustainable Chemical Use (ECORISC)||University of York||ECORISC CDT|
|Satellite Data in Environmental Science Centre for Doctoral Training (SENSE)||University of Edinburgh||SENSE CDT|
|UKRI CDT in Application of Artificial Intelligence to the Study of Environmental Risks||University of Cambridge||AI4ER CDT|
|EPSRC & NERC IDCORE – Offshore Renewable Energy||University of Edinburgh||IDCORE CDT|
|UKRI CDT in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures||University of Exeter||EI CDT|
|EPSRC & NERC Aura CDT in Offshore Wind Energy & the Environment||University of Hull||Aura CDT|
|Competition||Research Organisation||Number of associated studentships awarded|
|University of Liverpool||Large Grants Associated Studentships 2021||1|