Doctoral training partnerships second round funding call (DTP2) - Town hall meeting

30 January 2018

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On 19 October 2017, NERC announced that its second round of investment in doctoral training partnerships (DTP2) would be made through a fully open competitive call. This decision was made following the outcomes of the mid-term evaluation of NERC's existing DTPs in 2016-17.

The DTP evaluation concluded that this mechanism of delivering PhD studentships provides valuable training and that NERC should continue to support PhD studentships in this way. A fully open competitive call will ensure that we build on the success of existing investments while enabling innovation and change within the DTP community. It will ensure that all eligible organisations are able to compete for access to NERC studentships based on excellence, determined by a robust and consistent assessment process.

The DTP2 call was launched on 8 January 2018. To ensure clear communication regarding the scope and expectations of this call, NERC held a town hall meeting for interested parties to discuss the call in more detail with NERC staff and to network with potential DTP partners. This meeting took place on 30 January 2018.

The event

The purpose of the town hall meeting was to provide an opportunity for those interested in applying to the DTP2 call to receive detailed guidance about the scope and requirements of the call, raise any questions with NERC staff and network with prospective DTP partners. The meeting commenced with a presentation from NERC staff, followed by a plenary question and answer session, and concluded with an open session to include lunch and networking. The content of the meeting was informed by questions raised by those who expressed an interest in attending.

Attendance at this meeting is not a pre-requisite for submission of a DTP2 proposal. The agenda, presentations and summary of meeting are provided below.

Town hall meeting agenda (PDF, 198KB)

Town hall meeting presentations (PDF, 920KB)

Town hall meeting summary (PDF, 582KB)


NERC Talent & Skills Team