NERC Interdisciplinary PhD Studentships

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) had announced an opportunity for five fully funded PhD studentships in the area of biodiversity and ecosystem service relationships.

The NERC BESS programme is inviting applications for five fully funded PhD studentships in the area of biodiversity and ecosystem service relationships congruent with the BESS programme’s science plan.

The studentships must be fully interdisciplinary, with one natural science supervisor and one social science supervisor. Awards will be made to the lead institution as an additional studentship in the 2012 DTG allocation.

Applicants are referred to the guidance document below for further information.

Guidance document (90KB)

BESS studentships form (53KB)

Applications must be made using the form “BESS studentships”.  Completed forms should be sent to Professor David Raffaelli, Director of BESS, Environment, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, or by email to, copied to, subject “BESS Studentships”, and must be received by the deadline Friday 25th May.