NERC: Doctoral Training Partnerships

    Doctoral training partnerships (DTPs) provide excellent postgraduate research opportunities within the NERC science remit as well as varied professional and technical skills and personal development training.
    DTP postgraduate training is delivered in collaboration with partners from a wide range of backgrounds including industry, specialist research organisations, charities, NGOs, government bodies and many more to ensure NERC DTP students are equipped with the skills and experiences to allow them to become world-leaders in their chosen careers.


    • NERC doctoral training partnerships are discovery science (responsive mode) schemes.
    • This competition is currently closed and applications will not be accepted.


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    Funding for 240 notional studentships has been awarded per annum for five NERC-funded studentship cohort intakes into the DTPs from October 2014. This funding supports the students' stipends, fees and RTSG and allows for training opportunities to develop the technical skills, professional skills and experience of students at each DTP. Each DTP must ensure, over the five years of student starts, that 30% of their total NERC-funded studentships are CASE (collaborative) studentships.
    Each notional studentship award consists of(as of 2014/15):
    • Stipend:£55,452
    • Fees: £15,984
    • RTSG: £11,000
    • Management Fee: £1,500

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