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Studentship Funding

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Studentships

Postgraduate research studentships to support doctoral research and training in the environmental sciences at King’s College London are available via the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (NERC DTP). The London NERC DTP has six broadly-defined Research Themes which reflect the partnership’s areas of research excellence and in which world-class research training can be provided:

  • Biodiversity Evolution and Ecology 
  • Earth Dynamics
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Natural and Biological Hazards
  • Past Life and Environments
  • Earth-Life System Integration

Training is multi-disciplinary and equips students to conduct empirical and/or theoretical research, underpinned by numerical and statistical skills. Students are enrolled on an intensive programme of research and professional development their first year with further transferable skills and project-oriented training supplementing their own specialised research activities in years 2, 3 and 4. 

Project Details

Many King's projects in the NERC-DTP are supervised by members of the Earth and Environmental Dynamics (EED) Research Group. Details of projects available with supervisors from King’s College London are available.  Prospective students are advised to contact the first supervisor listed on a project before applying.  

How to Apply

The deadline for applications (for funding to commence September 2017) will be in early January 2017. Applications are to be made via the London NERC DTP website. Full details on deadlines and application procedures are at: 


These studentships are funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council and are available to UK nationals and other EU nationals that have resided in the UK for three years prior to commencing the studentship. EU nationals who do not meet the residency requirement may be eligible for a fees-only award. See links above for details:

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