Become a part of cutting-edge postgraduate research in environmental science
We are seeking to renew, strengthen, and expand our present Partnership, and would be delighted to hear from potential partners in the public, private and charity sectors. Here is a little about us and some of what we can offer:
The EnvEast Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) was created in November 2013 with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It draws together expertise from the Universities of East Anglia, Essex and Kent, together with a number of UK research organisations. The DTP aims to address some of the grand challenges facing contemporary society by providing advanced training for a new generation of science and business leaders working in the broad field of environmental science.
EnvEast's research focuses on three key themes of national and international significance, but we also carry out research across the entire breadth of NERC's scientific remit. The three key themes are:
Our Partnership includes businesses, industries, policy-makers and third sector organisations. Partners benefit in a number of ways from working with EnvEast, for example we:
Support your engagement with our research students and graduates. We operate internship schemes for our postgraduate researchers to work in an area of your choosing for 1 - 6 months. We pay 50 - 75% of the intern’s stipend, plus travel and subsistence for internships of up to 3 months; the balance comes from the host. Benefit: skilled postgraduates work on a task of value to your organisation. Some of our interns are now employees of their internship hosts.
Provide opportunities to co-develop PhD projects with us. This can be on a co-supervisory basis at no cost other than your staff time, or it could be a CASE Award funded by NERC which requires a minimum £1,000 pa contribution from the partner towards research costs. Benefit: recruit a PhD student to conduct research of relevance to your sector, with the student spending 3 – 18 months seconded to your organisation.
Offer grants of up to 50% towards PhD projects of your choosing; devised in collaboration with our University partners. EnvEast typically awards around £75k for a 3.5-year studentship, with the partner contributing 50% of this cost. Benefit: you define the PhD project in conjunction with University researchers, addressing a topic of importance to your sector.
Provide opportunities for your staff to participate in postgraduate level training; e.g. infographics training, use of satellite remote sensing, etc., typically at no cost, or on a cost-recovery basis. Benefit: tuition and networking opportunities for your early career staff at advanced research institutes.
Participate in innovation events such as envEXPO. envEXPO 2017, for example, had more than 220 attendees, including more than 34 business, policy and third sector organisations. envEXPO has to date been largely funded by NERC. Benefit: networking opportunities with advanced research organisations and other businesses and policy makers.
Opportunity for your staff to study part-time for a PhD degree with one of the host universities, including PhD by publication. Costs vary by type of PhD, and in some cases your staff might even be eligible for full funding from the DTP. Benefit: advanced qualifications for your staff.