Kent is part of the NERC funded ARIES Doctoral Training Partnership, a consortium whose members include the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Plymouth and Royal Holloway University of London. The DTP’s multi-million pound bid to fund new postgraduate research vital to the future of our planet has been successful, and applications are now open to PhD students looking to start in October 2019.
The funding will support at least 80 PhD students to carry out vital environmental research in areas such as atmospheric and ocean science, biodiversity and conservation, geosciences and natural hazards, the application of microbiological and genetic science to environmental problems, and sustainability of water, energy and food supplies.
ARIES will enable its partners to pool experience and resources to create rich training environments for students, to encourage knowledge-sharing to the benefit of all and to give students the opportunity to undertake internships during the course of their PhD.
Partners from industry, policy bodies, research organisations and charities will add to the vitality of ARIES. Professor Richard Griffiths, Professor of Biological Conservation said: “I am delighted that NERC has funded the expanded postgraduate training partnership ARIES. This funding means that Kent will continue to provide cutting-edge postgraduate training in environmental science through the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology and the National Centre for Statistical Ecology.”
Professor Paul Allain, Dean of the Graduate School said: “It is really excellent news that Kent and its partners have been successful with ARIES, which means that we will continue to equip students with the necessary skills and tools to meet global challenges in this vital area of research.”
Find out more about ARIES studentships at Kent.