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NERC CENTA PhD Studentships

Recruitment for October 2021 open

CENTA is a consortium of Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training within the remit of the Natural Environment Research Council.

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Training

Visit the CENTA Website for more details of the CENTA consortium and the training programme.

Select a PhD project, check eligibility and apply

Application deadlines

CENTA Science Opportunity Scholarships (CSOS)
Apply directly to CENTA
Application deadline - 5 January 2021

Provisional interview dates: 11/12 January 2021


CENTA PhD Studentships 
Apply to University of Warwick
Application deadline - 11 January 2021

Funding

CENTA studentships are fully funded by the University of Warwick and the Natural Environment Research Council DTP - NERC CENTA for 3.5 years.

Funding includes:

  • Payment of Tuition Fees
  • Annual stipend, set at £15,285 for academic year 2020/21
  • Research training support grant (RTSG) of £8,000

CENTA Science Opportunity Scholarships (CSOS)

We recognise that our PhD cohorts are not as diverse as the talented pool of students that are eligible for our studentships. CENTA has up to 3 fully-funded studentships available to BAME Home-award-eligible applicants who meet the academic requirements. Applications for this scholarship should be made directly to CENTA.

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Eligibility

UK and International students are eligible to apply for fully funded NERC CENTA studentships.

  • Home (UK) students who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years can apply for full awards covering tuition fees and annual stipend for living costs.
  • International students (including EU Students) can apply for jointly funded awards covering tuition fees in full and annual stipend for living costs.

UKRI/NERC funding will provide annual stipend for living costs and tuition fees at the UK rate. The difference between UK tuition fee rate and international tuition fee rate will be covered by University funding.

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