Funding success for E4 DTP, Edinburgh Earth, Ecology and Environment Doctoral Training Partnership.
The E4 Doctoral Training Partnership, led by the School of GeoSciences, has been successful in securing ongoing funding from the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC).
The DTP funding has been awarded for the next five years, with the first cohort of 18 students starting in October 2019.
The funding, in excess of £7.5 million, brings together 33 partners from research, education, industry and government to deliver a programme of PhD training and NERC-remit research. E4 is the joint largest NERC DTP in the UK.
Research across the College of Science and Engineering has been supported by E3 studentships over the last five years. The new award will secure a research and training base for outstanding NERC-funded PhD students and will engender important multi-disciplinary research links with the School’s Partner institutions.
Professor Simon Mudd, E4 DTP Director, said:
“We are delighted that the E4 partnership will have to opportunity to train the next generation of scientists, policymakers, and leaders within natural environment disciplines. Our DTP will reinforces existing collaborations and builds new ones within our broad range of partners, to the benefit of our future PhD students.”
Dr Emma Cunningham, School of Biological Sciences, and key Partner, said:
" This is a fantastic opportunity to bring together expertise from a broad range of research, government and industry organisations to provide professional training in the environmental sciences. This type of interdisciplinary approach is key to finding effective solutions to the environmental challenges we face today."