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Cambridge NERC Earth Systems Science DTP

The University of Cambridge will offer more than fifteen 3.5 year NERC-funded PhD studentships to start each October. A wide range of projects is available within seven world-class departments and BAS (the British Antarctic Survey) under the broad themes of Solid-Earth, Climate Science and Biology (including palaeontology).

For full details please see the Cambridge Earth System Science NERC DTP website.

UK and EU students who meet the UK 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.

A full studentship will cover the cost of all fees and the student will receive the standard NERC maintenance allowance (for 2017/18 is £14,553 pa).

Overseas students may be able to join the programme but would need other sources of funding. Overseas students can apply for University wide funding schemes such as Gates Cambridge Trust and Cambridge Overseas & Commonwealth Trusts. Details of these schemes can be found on the Graduate Admissions website. Overseas students can also apply for funding from external bodies to support their studies as well as from their home countries or international schemes.


Studentships available at Cambridge:

Conservation outside of protected areas: meta-population dynamics in a biodiversity hotspot
Ecological drivers and consequences of plant evolutionary radiations
Evolution of Plant Breeding Systems: Male Form and Function in Solanaceae Flowers
Protecting streams with better forest management practices (Priority project with CASE partner)
Shining a light on microbial dark matter: a role for the forgotten B vitamins in marine algal communities?
Tainted Love? Modelling the epidemiology, ecology and evolutionary consequences of pollinator-transmitted plant disease.
Thawing Arctic: productivity and sources of carbon cycling in small lakes
The evolution of cellular diversity in the multicellular green lineage
The origins, diversification and trait evolution of oaks (Priority project with CASE partner)
Threatened Tulip Conservation in Central Asia (Priority project with CASE partner)