Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs)
In January 2012 NERC announced it would introduce changes to the way its Training Portfolio is managed. The major change is a move away from the current algorithm-based system for allocating doctoral studentships to the use of a competition to award Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) to institutes or consortia. This will result in funding being concentrated in fewer providers.
Since January, we have been working with the NERC Training Advisory Group (TAG) to develop the detailed working of the DTP competition. An update on the competition was provided in August 2012 following a request from members of our community who wished to start to think about preparing bids. This document can be seen below.
The call for this competition has now closed. Please see the Announcement of Opportunity for more information.
The NERC DTP competition is still on schedule. Applications will be assessed on 24-25 September 2013. The panel membership is detailed in the document below.
The full announcement of awards was made on 4 November 2013. Summaries and information regarding the successful DTPs can be found below.
NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs): Clarifications
Following discussions with the community, we have clarified certain aspects of the DTP competition. These include amendments to the definitions of DTP partners, the rules for CASE partners and the required attachments needed for each proposal. The closing date for the DTP competition is 1 May 2013.
In addition to these clarifications we have also updated the:
Upon reading these documents, if anything is unclear or if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact NERC through either:
The presentation slides from the Town Meeting are available.