Current Vacancies




NERC Fellowships 2022

The Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, is providing support for candidates to apply for the 2022 NERC (Natural Environmental Research Council) Independent Research Fellowships and is inviting applications. Applications within any NERC remit will be considered. Eligible candidates will first need to be nominated by a co-host department at Imperial College London. The Grantham Institute will support these candidates in their proposal preparation for NERC. After the completion of the NERC selection process, candidates who were unsuccessful will then be considered for an independent Grantham Research Fellowship. Successful NERC fellows will be co-hosted at the appropriate Imperial department and the Grantham Institute. They will be offered a PhD studentship by the Grantham Institute and extensive personalised professional development training, including on communications, media, policy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Interested candidates should contact potential host departments as soon as possible and before 19 September 2022.

 View a list of potential departments.

Read more about the NERC fellowships.




Funded PhD Project: Harnessing enhanced rock weathering for greenhouse gas removal

Dr Bonnie Waring, Grantham Institute Senior Lecturer, and Dr Athanasios Paschalis, Senior Lecturer in Hydrology, are recruiting a PhD student to work on a project looking at the efficacy of enhanced rock weathering (ERW) in contemporary ecosystems at timescales relevant to climate mitigation. The work will take place in the world’s first large-scale field trial of ERW in a forestry context, within an afforestation experiment in mid-Wales. The PhD student will be based Dr Athanasios Paschalis' lab at Imperial's South Kensington campus.

Find out more about the position.



China Scholarship Council Scholarships for Visiting Students and Staff

We welcome applicants for visiting PhD students on the China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship. Any research topic of your choice related to tropical cyclones will be considered. You will be joining the largest tropical cyclone research team in Europe, gaining unique experience of studying at Imperial and living in London. Other benefits are: 

  • An extra allowance on top of the CSC stipend  
  • Expenses to attend an international conference during your stay to present your research of this scholarship  
  • No bench fee

We also welcome applications from tropical cyclone research staff on a topic of their choice applying for CSC visiting positions.

Please send your CV to Professor Ralf Toumi: 



We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. Imperial is an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Find out more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Funding opportunities

The Grantham Institute periodically offers a number of funding opportunities to Grantham Affiliates to promote new ideas and collaborations in priority areas for engagement and research. Details of these opportunities can be found on this page.

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