Studentship Opportunity: NERC-funded PhDs with Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) DTP

Deadline for applications: Friday 8 January 2024 midday (12pm GMT)

The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) DTP at the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London are pleased to announce that our call for PhDs starting in October 2024 is open.

About the Studentships

The SSCP DTP will award 17 fully funded NERC studentships in 2024.  Applicants can choose from a wide range of projects which have been proposed by Imperial academics across ten different departments and researchers from our six core partner institutions, including the Natural History Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Further details, including eligibility and all projects available, can be found on the SSCP DTP’s website and

Our studentships are fully funded for a minimum of 3.5 years. They include:

  • Stipend based on the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) minimum rate (currently £20,622 including London Weighting Allowance for 2023/2024)
  • Home Tuition Fees (£4,712 for 2023/24)
  • Research Costs

Further information on NERC studentships can be seen here.

Details on eligibility for the studentships can be found on the SSCP DTP website.


Projects opportunities for 2024 can be found on the SSCP DTP’s website and on

Application Process

We recommend that as the studentships are funded by UKRI NERC, you read the UKRI Studentships webpage for information, which also includes eligibility details. There is also a PhD Application – top tips 2023.pdf document, which was put together by our current students and supervisors.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

You could also join our in-person and online Q&A session for interested applicants on Tuesday 21 November, 12.00-13.00 where SSCP staff and students can answer your queries. Register here.

Full details on the application process can be found on the webpage.

Imperial College London and the SSCP DTP are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. Climate-related and environmental issues are inherently linked to inequality, and action to address these issues must be positive for all communities. As such, it is important that our research field is representative of the global society, and the DTP hopes to draw upon the talents of students from all backgrounds.


If you have any questions that aren’t addressed via our studentships page or FAQ page, please contact us with any call queries, noting any project specific queries must be directed to the supervisors.

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