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Cambridge Earth System Science NERC DTP

Starting in October 2017

The Cambridge Earth System Sciences (ESS) NERC DTP provides PhD training across NERC science. Embedded in the outstanding research environment of the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), it is organised around three major research themes: Solid Earth, Climate and Biology.

The CambridgeESS DTP is offering more than 15 fully-funded PhD studentships to start in October 2017. Hosting partners in Cambridge are:

  • The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
  • The Department of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • The British Antarctic Survey
  • The Department of Chemistry
  • The Department of Earth Sciences
  • The Department of Geography
  • The Department of Plant Sciences
  • The Department of Zoology

Students in the CambridgeESS cohort engage in research projects of global significance across the physical, chemical and biological sciences, and graduate with strong numerical and modelling skills. A network of links within national and international science, industry and government prepares students to become leaders in their chosen fields.

Applicants should have:

For more details on the University’s academic requirements see http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/entry-requirements

UK and EU students who meet the RCUK residency requirements will be eligible for a full NERC studentship. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. For full details on eligibility see

http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/documents/publications/traininggrantguidance-pdf/

For a full list of projects and information on how to apply see the CambridgeESS DTP website at www.cam.ac.uk/ess.  The application deadline is Wednesday 4 January 2017. If you are interested in working with a particular supervisor or on a particular topic, please see our searchable list of projects at http://essdtp.esc.cam.ac.uk/programme/project-list

Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences

We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.