We are pleased to announce that we are offering 3 NERC funded Research Experience Placements (REPs) for undergraduates at the Grantham Institute this summer 2016.
The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, 3rd June 2016 at 23:59.
Projects Available to Apply For
|Risk analysis of nanomaterials in the environment||Dr Alexandra Porter||Materials|
|Do chytrids pose a threat to Madagascars amphibians?||Professor Matthew Fisher||Medicine|
|Low-cost wireless sensor networks for river flow monitoring||Dr Wouter Buytaert||Civil & Environmental Engineering|
|Techno-economic analysis of biorefineries fuelled by sugar beet pulp||Dr Cleo Kontoravdi||Chemical Engineering|
|Host specific responses to an emerging fungal pathogen||Kieran Bates||Medicine|
|EcoBuilder: an ecosystem dynamics game||Dr Samraat Pawar||Life Sciences|
- Be studying for an undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline outside of NERC’s scientific remit (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering, physics).
- Be applying for a placement in a different department to your undergraduate degree.
- Be undertaking your first undergraduate degree studies (or integrated Masters).
- Be expected to obtain a first or upper second class UK honours degree.
- Be a UK or EU citizen, or have right to remain in the UK).
The scheme aims to address the shortage of individuals with quantitative skills embarking in careers in environmental science, and is a great opportunity for undergraduate students who are considering a career in research to expand their horizons and gain real world experience.
The duration of the projects will be an 8 - 10 week period over the summer, and will include a fieldwork/data collection element as well as scope for initiative and individual input. Students will have the opportunity to contribute their knowledge and expertise to the research being undertaken.
The placements are funded by the NERC and a stipend of £200 per week is available to successful students.
SSCP DTP PhD Opportunities
All NERC funded PhD studentships have been allocated but we will shortly be advertising a number of Grantham Institute funded PhD opportunities for 2016/17 on our website in June.
Applications for SSCP DTP studentships for 2017/18 will open in October 2016.
For general questions about our studentships, please visit our FAQs page.
To enquire about future studentship opportunities, please contact Eleana Overett, Administrator - Education.