The Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, announced on Monday 4 November that NERC will fund fifteen new Doctoral Training Partnerships, which specialise in training environmental science PhD students. The press release can be found here.
Surrey mathematics is part of a team with the University of Reading that has been awarded a DTP in the area of “SCience of the Environment: Natural and Anthropogenic pRocesses, Impacts and Opportunities” (SCENARIO). In addition to Reading and Surrey, the DTP team includes the Met Office, Cal Tech, Thames Water, Willis Ltd, NCAS, and NCEO. The DTP will fund 60 PhD studentships over the next 5 years. The Surrey node leader on this project is Ian Roulstone.