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The School of Anthropology and Conservation have a proven track record of being awarded scholarships from the major Research Councils. Competition for scholarships is fierce so please follow the procedures outlined below to ensure your application is considered.

If you require any further clarification please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Officer, Katie Watson ( For details of other scholarships available through the University of Kent please visit the Scholarships Office website and University Funding pages.

School 2016/17 Scholarships

NERC EnvEast Doctoral Training Programme - PhD Studentship 2016 entry - Deadline 6th January 2016

The Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at the University of Kent is pleased to have two projects shortlisted for funding by the Env East DTP.

The projects:

About the EnvEast Doctoral Training Programme

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 three universities and ten research centres of national and international importance. Led by the University of East Anglia's world-renowned School of Environmental Sciences, the partnership aims to address some of the grand challenges facing contemporary society by providing excellent multidisciplinary training to a new generation of science and business leaders working in the broad field of environmental science.

The EnvEast NERC DTP will offer over 60 fully funded PhD studentships over five student cohorts, starting in autumn 2014. EnvEast PhD research projects are grouped around three key themes of international significance, but we also offer projects and training in other important areas of NERC's scientific remit

Scholarship Details

Successful candidates who meet RCUK’s eligibility criteria will be awarded a NERC studentship. In most cases, UK and EU nationals who have been resident in the UK for 3 years are eligible for a full award. In 2015/16, the stipend was £14,057.

Application Process

It is strongly advised that prior to application you check your eiligibility for Research Council funding (pg 12 onwards) and also make contact with the lead supervisor to discuss your application.

Interested applicants need to apply to study the PhD in Biodiversity Management at the University of Kent. When completing your online application please upload a copy of your CV (3 sides of A4 maximum) and a 1 page (A4, 12pt) cover letter to explain your interest in the project and why you should be considered for submission to the NERC EnvEast competition.

Applications need to be submitted by: 23:59 on 6th January 2016

Following initial interviews at Kent, shortlisted applicants will be invited to a full EnvEast interview day on the 17th/18th February 2016. If you have not heard from us by this date then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

Further scholarship opportunities will be made available between October and December 2015.

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