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Cambridge NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships

Graduate Research Opportunities

The Cambridge NERC Cambridge Climate, Life and Earth (C-CLEAR) Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Cambridge and British Antarctic Survey will award at least 12 3.5 year NERC-funded PhD studentships starting in October 2020. A wide range of projects is available within seven world-class departments and BAS (the British Antarctic Survey) under the broad themes of:

    Solid Earth and geological hazards
    Climate change and environmental processes
    Biology and conservation

A searchable list of project descriptions can be found here. Our staff are also happy to devise a project with you if you have research interests that we share.

Hosting partners in Cambridge are:

    The Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics
    The Department of Archaeology
    The British Antarctic Survey
    The Department of Chemistry
    The Department of Earth Sciences
    The Department of Genetics
    The Department of Geography (including the Scott Polar Research Institute)
    The Department of Plant Sciences
    The Department of Zoology

The DTP Administrator is located at the Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, and can be reached via email at or by phone at 01223 768338.