School of GeoSciences

NERC fully-funded CASE studentships

NERC offers 3 fully-funded PhD CASE studentships on projects which underpin growth, productivity and rebalancing the national economy, within the context of excellence in the environmental sciences.

4-year fully-funded CASE studentships

NERC offers 3 fully-funded PhD CASE studentships on projects which underpin growth, productivity and rebalancing the national economy, within the context of excellence in the environmental sciences.

The studentships are fully funded for 4 years, including stipend (based on RCUK minima), fees and research costs. Each project has an industrial partner which will be involved in the supervision and training of the successful student throughout the PhD. There will also be a requirement for the industrial partner to host the student from 3 months and up to 18 months during the studentship.

Criteria

We would normally require you to have a minimum of 2.1 undergraduate degree or equivalent. However, we may take relevant work experience and/or a Masters degree into account.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a full award from NERC, you must be a UK/EU citizen or a non-EU citizen with settled status in UK AND have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the studentship.

Please refer to the RCUK Funding Terms and Conditions to check your eligibility and email us if you are still in doubt.

How to apply

Deadline for applications is Thursday 8 June 2017, 12pm.

We anticipate that the interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Thursday 22 June 2017. Shortlisted candidates who cannot attend on that day will be invited for a Skype interview.

Please read carefully the information below before you apply. Email pgrsupport.geos@ed.ac.uk if you have further queries.

(1) Check the available projects (marked "NERC fully-funded CASE studentships") and contact potential supervisors (please note that the first name mentioned in the project is the lead supervisor).

(2) After you have discussed the project of interest to you with the project main supervisor, download the Application form below.

(3) References - please ask two referees to send reference letters to pgrsupport.geos@ed.ac.uk by the application deadline. It is your responsibility to ensure that both references are submitted on time.

(4) Fill the Application form below and gather the required documents listed on the form: an updated CV and all transcripts and certificates of your degrees to-date (including interim transcripts if available).

(5) Submit your complete application by sending the Application form, your CV, your transcripts and certificates via email to pgrsupport.geos@ed.ac.uk by the  application deadline.

(6) We will acknowledge receipt of your application and be back in touch by 12 June with the outcome.