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 (£16,062 per annum pro rata at the 2022/23 rate), and fees at research organisations’ UK rate. Regrettably, for this first cohort, we are unable to accept international students because the necessary immigration visa licences are not yet in place. Citizens of Ireland can exercise Common Travel Area
rights (and do not require a student visa to study in the United Kingdom).
In case of uncertainty, the planned university of registration should be contacted for eligibility advice; or the CDT SuMMeR Programme Office: firstname.lastname@example.org