Study with CDT SuMMeR
Applications are now closed for our first round of funded PhD studentships. 
The projects offered to Cohort 2 candidates will be available here in mid-November 2022 when we will be open for application to the next round of studentships starting in Autumn 2023

Applications for studentships starting in October 2023

Details and instructions on how to apply for Cohort 2 projects will be available in mid-November 2022.


Applicants should have a first or upper second-class honours degree in an appropriate subject and preferably a relevant masters qualification or similar experience.
Each applicant may apply for a studentship on up to three projects. Where more than one project is applied for, the supervisors of all those projects will be made aware that other applications have been made.
CDT SuMMeR studentships are partially funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which applies the eligibility criteria laid down by its parent body, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and co-funded by the respective Hosting Partner institutes. UKRI provides details on its training grants in its Terms and Conditions for Training Funding document, including its Training Grant Guide, which can be found on the UKRI website.
The studentship is supported for three years and eight months. All UKRI-funded PhD students will be eligible for the full award – both the stipend to support living costs (£17,668 per annum pro rata at the 2022/23 rate), and fees at research organisations’ UK rate.
For any queries regarding the CDT SuMMeR PhD studentships, please contact