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Environment East NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (EnvEast DTP)

EnvEast a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), a collaboration between the Universities of East Anglia, Kent and Essex and 9 other core partners, has been awarded £5 million from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to fund over 60 PhD studentships over the next 5 years to train the next generation of environmental, earth and ecological scientists. As one of 15 new DTPs in the UK, EnvEast enrolled its first students in October 2014.

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Application Deadline is 23:59 on Wednesday 6 January 2016

Title Project Supervisor
Bacterial consumption of nitrous oxide: a major greenhouse gas (ROWLEY_UBIO16EE) Dr Gary Rowley
Effects of farmland management on functional traits and pollination ecology of bee and hoverfly assemblages (DAVIES_UBIO16EE) Dr Richard G Davies
How does sexual selection shape sperm form and function? (GAGE_UBIO16EE) Prof Matthew Gage
Investigating transposable element (TE) diversity in Corydoras catfishes (TAYLOR_UBIO16EE) Dr Martin Taylor
Linking landscape structure and population change in migratory birds (GILL_UBIO16EE) Prof Jenny Gill
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: Avoidance, competition and predation in nest box breeding communities (BUTLER_UBIO16EE) Dr Simon Butler
Offspring or survival: Antagonistic effects and the maintenance of genetic variation in an isolated island population of Seychelles warblers (RICHARDSON_UBIO16EE) Prof David S Richardson
Social organisation of the Tree Bumblebee Bombus hypnorum (BOURKE_UBIO16EE) Prof Andrew Bourke

Fees & Funding

Funding Status: Competition Funded Project (EU Students Only). For further information visit  
Funding Conditions: This project has been shortlisted for funding by the EnvEast NERC Doctoral Training Partnership, comprising the Universities of East Anglia, Essex and Kent, with twenty other research partners.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on 17/18 February 2016.

Successful candidates who meet RCUK’s eligibility criteria will be awarded a NERC studentship. In most cases, UK and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years are eligible for a full award. In 2015/16, the stipend was £14,057.

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