APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 ENTRY ARE NOW OPEN. Closing date for applications is 15th January 2021
Departments of Biology, Environment and Geography, Archaeology and Chemistry
ACCE DTP brings together the very best in environmental, ecological and evolutionary research across the Universities of York, Sheffield and Liverpool, along with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and Natural History Museum (NHM).
Students will benefit from a PhD training programme that has interdisciplinary collaboration at its core. The aim is to produce multi-skilled researchers equipped to tackle cutting-edge environmental science of global significance, embedded within a unique, supportive training environment.
All projects are co-supervised, most of them with supervisors in different institutions, to foster innovative science, collegiality, and breadth of experience.
Department of Archaeology studentships
Dr Phil Cox: Morpho-functional evolution of the mammalian scapula
Department of Biology studentships
Dr Kanchon Dasmahapatra: The genetic basis of convergent evolution in tropical butterflies
Prof Jane Hill: Examining climate change impacts on tropical montane butterflies
Dr Kelly Redeker: Plant self-defence for improved potato yield
Dr Elva Robinson: Ants as ecosystem engineers: using ants to promote biodiversity
Dr Elizabeth Wandrag: Severe wildfires and plant-soil interactions
Department of Environment and Geography studentships
Dr Andreas Heinemeyer: Dynamic landscapes, changing climate and ecosystem functioning: modelling past losses, present extend and future C storage potential of peatlands within the North York Moors National Park
Dr Katherine Selby: Sea-Level changes in Thailand
Professor Lindsay Stringer: Restoration decision making in the context of limited resources
Appointed candidates will be fully-funded for 3.5 years. The funding includes:
- Tax-free annual UKRI stipend (£15,285 for 2020/21)
- UK tuition fees (£4,473 for 2021/22)
- Research support and training charges (RSTC)
International candidates (including EU) will be considered however they will need to have adequate funds to meet the difference in tuition fees. International tuition fees for 2021 entry is £22,250.
Not all projects will be funded; a limited number of candidates will be appointed via a competitive process.
Creating a Personal Statement
The proforma here provides guidance for the Personal/Supporting Statement segment of the application.
Please see here for our guide to applying to the ACCE DTP
If you have any questions you can join us on the 9th December at 1pm GMT for a live Q&A online via google meet (meet.google.com/pqc-drcr-iph)