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PhD Studentships (2015) - Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems




The Science Faculty invites applications for full-time studentships; projects are available in the following general areas: - Anthropogenic Impact and Environmental Sustainability - Biogeochemistry - Dynamic EarthFunding is from a range of sources but is mainly through the UK research councils; sources include the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA) of which The Open University is one of five university partners. For research council studentships, only UK and EU citizens or those who have ordinarily been resident in the UK throughout the preceding 3 years are eligible for full funding.The three-year research studentships provide a maintenance grant of £13,863 per year (2014 rate) and all academic fees are covered. For research council studentships there is an additional ~6 months of funding available. Scientific proposals for each of the PhD projects, along with information about training, the department and how to apply can be found at the following address: http://www.open.ac.uk/science/environment-earth-ecosystems/phd-studentships-vacanciesApplications should include: - a cover letter outlining why the project is of interest and how your skills match those required, - an academic CV - contact details of three academic referees - an Open University application form, downloadable from: http://www.open.ac.uk/science/environment-earth-ecosystems/phd-studentships-vacanciesApplications should be sent to science-research-degrees@open.ac.uk The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 30th January 2015Almost all of our successful applicants have a 1st or 2i honours degree in a relevant science subject and a Masters/MSci/MESci or equivalent experience.Equal Opportunity is University Policy

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