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Envision DTP

Developing next-generation leaders in environmental science.

The Envision Doctoral Training Programme will be awarding at least 16 fully-funded studentships per year from 2019-2023.

Applications now open for 2022

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What is Envision?

The Envision Doctoral Training Programme brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Lancaster University is leading the initiative which brings together the Universities of Nottingham and Bangor, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the British Geological Survey and Rothamsted Research.

International reach

The initiative also involves large multinationals, SMEs and international research centres.

Students benefit from broad research themes, access to leading world experts, close ties with business, relevant work experience and leadership training. Envision has recruited 12-16 PhD students per year since October 2014.

What is a Doctoral Training Partnership?

Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) are block grant awards made to consortia of research organisations. They support postgraduate studentships as well as providing innovative training environments for doctoral-level research. They include opportunities for PhD students to undertake broader training or development, such as language learning, overseas research visits, or placements with non-academic partners.

What is a Doctoral Training Partnership?

Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) are block grant awards made to consortia of research organisations. They support postgraduate studentships as well as providing innovative training environments for doctoral-level research. They include opportunities for PhD students to undertake broader training or development, such as language learning, overseas research visits, or placements with non-academic partners.

PhD Students

Our postdoctoral students are provided with a world-class, multidisciplinary research training environment with supervisors working at the forefront of environmental research. Research themes are broadly categorised into:

  • Environmental Change
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Environmental hazards and risk

Envision provides students with the opportunity to work with multiple research organisations exposing them to different research cultures, a wide cohort of peers, and offers the potential for new science and collaborations.

Our network of businesses offers the opportunity to gain employment experience either through an industrial placement, a CASE project or by working in one of the three Research Institutes.

Training and Development

Designed to complement the support offered by the student’s own research group, Envision provides training that supports students in developing their research skills. These skills, honed alongside the experience gained working with the UK’s leading scientists and our partner businesses, will benefit their future career.

Mapped to the Researcher Development Framework (RDF), Envision’s training provision includes workshops, online courses and cross institutional building activities.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Envision is committed to improving equality, diversity and inclusion in the postgraduate community in environmental science. We are recruiting 80 PhD students over five cohorts and have a responsibility to ensure that these students come from diverse backgrounds, are treated equally once they arrive and are accepted in the scientific community.

Our goal is to build a happy, diverse and supportive cohort of students who can utilise the experience garnered from their Envision projects to allow them to progress into successful careers in their chosen specialities.

We are committed to challenging the standard concept of academic excellence and our primary concern is for that of the welfare of our students. We strongly believe in providing the skills and knowledge to allow all students the opportunity to make a real impact within the academic community.

Contact

For all enquiries please contact envision@lancaster.ac.uk

Partners

Lancaster University

Bangor University

University of Nottingham

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Rothamsted Research

British Geological Survey

Natural Environment Research Council

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