We particularly wish to encourage eligible undergraduates to subsequently consider applying for a PhD studentship with the new ARIES DTP. For that reason we will assess projects proposals for their fit to the aims of the ARIES DTP.
Interested investigators are invited to submit project descriptions for consideration by Thursday 21st March 2019. They can do so by sending a maximum one side of A4 to firstname.lastname@example.org, which should contain:
– The project title
– Name of the lead supervisor (and other supervisors if applicable)
– Brief rationale
– Duties of the student, perhaps including a timeline for the project
– Any particular requirements (fieldwork, travel, etc.)
– Location(s) of the internship
– Preferred duration (minimum 8 weeks, maximum 10 weeks)
– Preferred background of the student, and skills they will develop as a result
– Any anticipated essential research or travel costs (limited support for is available, but supervisors or institutes may supplement this from their own resources)
– Any co-funding committed by the host institute
The proposed REP projects must:
– Have a clearly defined objective
– Be within the science remit of NERC
– Be suitable for a student feasibly to complete within the timescale of the award
– Include more than purely a computer/modelling component i.e. some element of fieldwork, data collection, activity to give an understanding of the wider context etc
– Give scope for thought and initiative on the part of the student and should not use the student as a general assistant.
Projects will be selected for advertising by the executive members of the DTP. Besides the criteria listed above, which all projects should meet, the criteria for assessment used by the panel will be:
– Suitability of the project to meet the overarching aim of the REP scheme; i.e. the potential of the project to attract a talented, numerate undergraduate into environmental research
– Fit of the project to one (or more) of the ARIES DTP’s key research themes
– Involvement of one or more end users (typically non-academic partners) in the design and supervision of the project
– Co-funding from partners will also be considered positively.
Supervisors will be informed of the outcome by 4 April 2019.