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ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership


We have a minimum of 13 PhD funded studentship awards available for entry October 2023. These are for 3.5 years and include full UK fees and a living allowance of £17,668 (based on the current UKRI rates).

The closing date for applications is 16th January 2023.

ONE Planet offers a cohort-based doctoral training partnership at Northumbria and Newcastle Universities. The Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC) funds the partnership.

Ensuring that students are trained in key skills and the requisite knowledge base means that ONE Planet partners span industry, regulatory authorities to government with dedicated placements aligned with the Government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - aiming to bring together the UK's world-leading research with business - clean growth and the knowledge economy. Find out more about our partners.




Click here to find out more about our ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership.

A list of the 50 projects available can be found here.

The ONE Planet DTP values individual differences and the diversity that this brings. We ensure that no-one is at a disadvantage because of who they are. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, and requests for flexible study (e.g. part-time) are welcomed.

The closing date for applications is 16th January 2023. We will confirm the outcome of awards in February 2023.

Please visit our how to apply pages for further details on how you apply to either partner institution.

You must have or expect to gain a First Class or high 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject or subject relevant to the proposed PhD project. Enthusiasm for research, the ability to think and work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential requirements.

International applicants (inc. EU) are welcome to apply. Following the UKRI announcement to introduce a new 30% UKRI international recruitment policy both Newcastle University and Northumbria University have agreed to pay the international fee difference for all International applicants who are awarded a DTP studentship.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

Further information can be found on the ONE Planet website.

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