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Opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders in earth and environmental sciences

PhD Students in action. Clockwise from top left: On top of a (very windy) cinder cone in Iceland. Experiments in Chemistry. Field station in Borneo. Surveying a glacier on Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard University of Bristol

27 November 2017

Applications are now open for funded places on an exciting range of projects offered to PhD students at the University of Bristol on the themes of solid earth, living world and changing planet under the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Programme.

Successful applicants will get the opportunity to work with a wide range of research partners across the GW4+ partnership which comprises the universities of Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Exeter.

In addition, students will benefit from expertise from leading organisations including the British Antarctic Survey, British Geological Survey and the Natural History Museum.

Candidates will find the full details (including how to apply) of the University of Bristol’s project opportunities by visiting the postgraduate web pages of the Schools of Biological SciencesChemistryEarth Sciences and Geographical Sciences

A full list of all projects is also on the NERC GW4+ website along with information about eligibility.

 Students will work on their projects and be offered training in:

  • Foundation research skills including statistics, programming and modelling
  • Advanced training in their subject area
  • Multi-disciplinary training in other research themes
  • Complementary transferable skills training
  • Workplace secondments.

The deadline for applying for this Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) is Sunday, January 7 2018 at 11.59pm.   

If after having read project information you still have enquiries about the DTP at Bristol , enquiries can be made to the Bristol NERC GW4+ DTP Administrator:

Further information

The NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP) is designed to train tomorrow’s leaders in earth and environmental sciences, providing at least 37 PhD studentships annually across the partnership.  The programme engages a broad spectrum of academic and non-academic partners to create an innovative training programme that responds to current and future needs in earth and environmental sciences.

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