Information for postgraduate students
We fund around 975 postgraduate students each year.
The following sections of this site are particularly relevant:
Keep up to date with all funding and research opportunities
From our funding news page you can also sign up to email alerts and RSS feeds.
Find out how you can apply for postgraduate training.
In this section you can also see:
- what funding schemes you can apply for
- check your eligibility for a NERC grant
- the forms and handbooks you need
- case studies of NERC-funded PhD students
Interested in politics?
We offer internships with the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST), the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), the Members Research Service (MRS) of the National Assembly for Wales and the Royal Commission for Environmental Pollution (RCEP), that give NERC students the chance to work in a policy informing organisation. Additionally, in 2011 NERC are running a number of internships with the Scottish Government.
For more information see the policy internship scheme and Scottish Government internships for NERC funded PhD students pages.
Interested in entrepreneurship?
We fund a scheme that allows postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to develop their understanding of all aspects of starting up a business in the natural sciences. Teams attend the workshop and hear presentations and case studies on commercialising their science ideas. On the final day teams present business plans to compete for a place in the Final, and the opportunity to win a range of prizes.
For more information see the Environment Yes page.