Doctoral Training Partnerships(DTPs)




1 NERC Envision 2 - Environmental sciences

Lancaster, Bangor, Nottingham, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) , British Geological Survey (BGS), Rothamsted

2 ESRC Wales DTP in Social Sciences (built on CDT) Cardiff, Bangor, Aberystwyth, Cardiff Met, Gloucestershire, Swansea (pathways in  Bilingualism, Economics, Management & Business, Psychology, Sport & Exercise Science)


3 NERC & BBSRC STARS Soils Lancaster, Bangor, Nottingham, Cranfield,  CEH, James Hutton Inst, Rothamsted, CEH, BGS
2 new EPSRC CDTs announced Feb 2019:

EPSRC CDT  in Nuclear Energy Futures

Imperial College London, Cambridge, Bangor, Bristol and the Open University
5 EPSRC CDT in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Advanced Computing Swansea, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Bristol

1. NERC - the Natural Environment Research Council

NERC is the leading funder of independent research, training and innovation in environmental science in the UK. Doctoral training partnerships (DTPs) provide excellent postgraduate research opportunities within the NERC science remit as well as varied professional and technical skills and personal development training.

DTP postgraduate training is delivered in collaboration with partners from a wide range of backgrounds including industry, specialist research organisations, charities, NGOs, government bodies and many more to ensure NERC DTP students are equipped with the skills and experiences to allow them to become world-leaders in their chosen careers.

DTPs are held by higher education institutions either alone or as a consortium with other eligible research organisations and partners. NERC doctoral training partnerships host NERC-funded, and potentially other, PhD students undertaking research in any area of the NERC science remit and will receive funding to support five cohorts of NERC-funded studentship starts between 2014 and 2018.

Bangor University is part of a NERC Doctoral Training Partnership with Lancaster and Nottingham Universities. Please visit NERC website here for more information.

Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Lancaster University is leading the initiative which brings together the Universities of Nottingham and Bangor, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the British Geological Survey and Rothamsted Research. The initiative also involves large multinationals, a large number of SMEs and international research centres.

Applications for 2019 are now closed.

All applicants should make their application through the Envision website online application.

All available projects are advertised here:

2. ESRC Wales DTP

UKRI Policy Internships Scheme

The UK Research and Innovation Policy Internships scheme provides ESRC funded PhD students with the opportunity to spend up to three months in a non-academic organisation where they can work as part of a team involved with policy or practice development.  Placements are available at 29 highly influential policy organisations:  Parliamentary Departments, Government Departments and Non-Governmental Bodies, Learned societies and other organisations.  Internships will take place during 2020 and students must be able to start their internship before the end of their funded period of study.  The closing date for applications is 12th August.

Please contact the Wales DTP no later than 5th August to discuss your application.  For further details visit the Wales DTP website.

More details: ;