ORGANISATION NAMECardiff University
ORGANISATION COUNTRYUnited Kingdom
RESEARCH FIELDNatural sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
Sustaining the World’s freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
The NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Bioscience and Sustainability (FRESH), led by Cardiff University in partnership with the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter, plus the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) aims to train future leaders with the skills necessary to address the challenges facing freshwater sustainability.
There are 12 fully-funded studentships available across the partnership each year, giving students the opportunity to become part of the wider GW4 Water Security Alliance.
Available projects for 2018 for the School of Biosciences.
- Cryptosporidium movement in water: impact of eutrophication and climate change on the zoonotic disease agent
- Environmental and anthropogenic drivers of contaminant influx and recirculation within freshwater systems
- Linking people and ecosystem health with 21st century tools in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Does riparian woodland increase the resilience of stream ecosystems to floods and droughts?
These research projects listed are in competition with other projects available across the NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership. Usually the projects which receive the best applicants will be awarded the funding.
What is funded
Full UK/EU tuition fees and Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum.
Additional funding to the value £11,000 is available over the course of the programme for conference attendance, fieldwork allowance, travel and other project costs.
UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply.
You should have obtained, or be about to obtain, a first or upper second class UK Honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK. If you have a lower second class degree, you will be considered if you also have a master’s degree. If you have a minimum upper second class degree and significant relevant non-academic experience, you are encouraged to apply..
If English is not your first language, you will need to have achieved at least 6.5 in IELTS (and no less than 5.5 in any section) by the start of the programme.