Doctoral Training Partnerships 1

Through Doctoral Training Partnerships 1 (DTP1), funding for 240 notional studentships was awarded per annum for five NERC funded studentship cohort intakes into the DTPs from October 2014.

This funding supports the students' stipends, fees and Research Training Support Grant 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.

DTP1s are no longer accepting new intake of students, they were funded for student intakes from 2014-2018 inclusive. Prospective students should see the DTP2 page.

Partnerships currently holding NERC DTP1 funding

DTP name DTP administrative lead organisation Partner UK higher education institutions Name of lead applicant Nominal total number of studentship awards per year
IAPETUS - external link Durham University Newcastle University, University of Glasgow, University of Stirling and University of St Andrews Professor John Wainwright 12
Science & Solutions for a Changing Planet - external link Imperial College None Professor Joanna Haigh 15
Envision - external link Lancaster University Bangor University and University of Nottingham Professor Nick Ostle 12
London NERC DTP - external link University College London Birkbeck University of London, Brunel University London, King's College London, Queen Mary University of London and Royal Holloway University of London Professor Mark Maslin 24
CENTA - external link University of Birmingham University of Leicester, Loughborough University, The Open University and University of Warwick Dr James Bendle 12
GW4+ DTP - external link University of Bristol University of Exeter, Cardiff University and University of Bath Professor Paul Valdes 28
The Cambridge NERC Earth Systems Science DTP - external link University of Cambridge None Professor Eric Wolff 15
EnvEast - external link University of East Anglia University of Essex and University of Kent Professor Bill Sturges 12
E3: Edinburgh Earth & Environment DTP - external link University of Edinburgh None Professor Simon Mudd 18
Spheres DTP - external link University of Leeds University of York Dr Sebastian Rost 15
Manchester & Liverpool DTP - external link University of Manchester University of Liverpool Professor Geraint Vaughan 12
NERC Oxford DTP in Environmental Research - external link University of Oxford None Professor David Pyle 24
SCENARIO - external link University of Reading University of Surrey Dr John Methven 12
ACCE - external link University of Sheffield University of Liverpool and University of York Professor Michael Siva-Jothy 14
SPITFIRE - external link University of Southampton None Professor Martin Palmer 15
Total: 240