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Doctoral Training Partnership studentships – Science

NERC CENTA is the Central England NERC Training Alliance, a consortium of Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training within the remit of the Natural Environment Research Council.

The NERC-funded CENTA (The Central England NERC Training Alliance) studentships are advertised from early November on the OU jobs web page, the STEM Faculty website, the School of Environmental, Earth and Ecosystems website and the CENTA website. The deadline for CENTA applications will be in late January 2019: please look at the websites for details. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be mid-February 2019.

CENTA studentships are only available for UK and EU citizens.

Other studentships funding is usually also available, so please look at the websites for details.  Other funded projects sometimes become available at a later date.

How to apply

Before you apply, please read the information on this website about the research area you are interested in. The research topic web pages give contact details for members of academic staff who can talk to you about your application.

Once you have had a preliminary conversation with a member of staff, please follow the instructions below:

  • To apply for a NERC CENTA studentship, please follow the instructions on the OU jobs web page.

DTP studentships may involve two rounds of selection by the partners in the DTP/CDT. If you have any questions about the process please do not hesitate to email the OU Research office or telephone +44 (0)1908 654882.