Oxford awarded Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research

Oxford University has been awarded funding for a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) – a 4-year D.Phil. programme which offers a world-class, multidisciplinary training environment for the next generation of leaders working at the frontiers of environmental research.

Oxford is one of 15 universities to receive a share of a £10 million investment from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The DTP will provide full funding for 120 students over the next five years.

The new DTP programme is designed to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research, that will provide students with skills, expertise and knowledge relevant to future careers in academia and industry. The course will start with a broad interdisciplinary training spanning the departments of Earth Sciences, Zoology, Geography, Archaeology, Physics, and Plant Sciences.

The programme will draw on collaborations with many partner institutions, including the British Geological Survey, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the Met Office.

An open day for potential applicants will be held at the Department of Zoology on Wednesday 27 November. Applications close on 24 January 2014.

Read the Oxford University press release

Read the NERC press release

Visit the Oxford University Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research website

 

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