This page shows NERC PhD studentship opportunities for the 2022 to 2023 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||The 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)||The 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||The 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|
|Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SuMMeR)||University of Plymouth||CDT SuMMeR|
|Competition||Research Organisation||Number of associated studentships awarded|
|Large Grants Associated Studentships 2021||University of Liverpool||1|
|Changing the environment||University of Glasgow||5|
|Changing the environment||University of Exeter||6|
|Changing the environment||University of Cambridge||4|