Graduate research opportunities, Cambridge, UK

The Cambridge Earth System Science Doctoral Training Programme (funded by NERC) is open for applications for students to start in October 2018, with a closing date of 4 January 2018 (note that an earlier date may apply for people also seeking other sources of funding).


Cambridge Earth System Science NERC builds on long standing research programs in modeling and observing the atmosphere and oceans, the cryosphere and paleoclimate. The theme offers PhD training across the whole range of research into climate, past, present and future.


Supervisors have posted project descriptions, and you are invited to view the ones in the area of climate science at:

Projects with a paleoclimate or partly paleo theme are available with lead supervisors: Neil Davies, David Hodell, Alex Piotrowski, Luke Skinner, Oliver Shorttle, Ed Tipper, Eric Wolff (Earth Sciences) Kelly Hogan, Tom Jordan, Emily Shuckburgh, Liz Thomas (British Antarctic Survey) Ulf Buntgen, Andrew Friend, Christine Lane, Francesco Muschitiello (Geography).

You can find projects with a particular supervisor or keyword using the searchable list:


Although the NERC funding is only available to UK/EU students (see funding pages to understand the different categories), other sources of funds may be available. Whatever your funding status, if you are interested in a project, you are strongly urged to contact potential supervisors for more information.


Applications close 4 January 2018 at 12:00 (GMT).

Details about how to apply can be found here:

Further information

Read about all the projects here:

Contact the project supervisor if you have questions.