Scholarship Description:

ONE Planet is offering minimum of 12 (3.5 year) PhD fully funded studentship awards available for entry September 2019 at Newcastle University in the UK. Studentships are available for Home/EU students only.

ONE Planet offers a cohort-based doctoral training partnership at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities. The Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC) funds the partnership.

Degree level:

Studentships are available to pursue PhD program.

Field of Study:

Projects will be developed around the 4 ONE Planet themes. All projects must contain a ‘Climate and Climate Change’ or ‘Anthropocene’ theme, and one other theme, to be considered within the ONE Planet remit themes listed below:

  1. Climate and Climate Change
  2. Earth Systems Processes
  3. Anthropocene
  4. Environmental Informatics

Scholarship Award: 

Each award includes fees (Home/EU), an annual living allowance (£14,777) and a Research Training Support Grant (for travel, consumables, as required).

Nationalities:

Studentships are available for Home/EU students only.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Usually applicants are expected to have a first or 2:1 undergraduate degree – exceptions are possible, but these should be strongly motivated. In addition, candidates may also hold or be completing a Masters degree in a relevant subject discipline.

Following UKRI eligibility criteria and residential guidelines for research council studentships, ONEPlanet can only consider applications from Home/EU candidates. International applications are not eligible. Please note that EU students without residence requirements (e.g. minimum of 3 years residency) are only eligible for a fees-only studentship.

Applying procedure Instructions:

Please send a copy of your CV and a 1,000 word research proposal expanding on a suggested, pre-defined ONE Planet PhD project.  Alternatively, outline your own research idea, with reference to a main supervisor who you identify as being an expert in this area. We strongly encourage you to contact your potential supervisor before submitting your application.

The following documentation is required:

  • Your CV
  • Application form
  • Your 1,000-word project proposal (with project title and reference code OP19-XX) If you are outlining your own research idea please use reference code OP19-00
  • A minimum of two references. These can be submitted with your application if they are signed, or alternatively, they can be emailed directly by the referee to oneplanet-at-ncl.ac.uk. Please note that it is your responsibility to request these references and ensure they that are sent to us.
  • Attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualification.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

January 31, 2019.

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