December 2017
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[Met-jobs] PhD position: A global perspective on the urban heat island effect

From Sue Grimmond <>
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Date Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:53:55 +0000

Please forward to potentially interested students.


NERC PhD Studentship at University of Reading working in collaboration with ECMWF

Details of the project:

Application deadline is 29 January 2018 (at latest, earlier applications strongly commended)

Application process:


Funding Eligibility

Funding for PhD studentships from NERC is only available to successful candidates who meet the UK Research Council eligibility criteria. These requirements are detailed in the NERC studentships handbook. In most cases UK and EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course are eligible for a full-award. Other EU nationals may qualify for a fees only award, or a full award if they are migrant workers in the UK. All candidates should check the RCUK harominsed postgraduate training terms and conditions to confirm their eligibility for funding. International students who do not meet these nationality requirements should contact us at to discuss PhD project and funding opportunities.

Fee and maintenance awards (UK and other European Union citizens resident in the UK)
NERC Studentships (covering both fees and a maintenance grant of £14,057/year, tax free) are open to all UK citizens, and other European Union students who have lived in the UK for the past three years. Other students may also be eligible if they have an established relevant connection with the UK. A relevant connection constitutes being resident in the UK for the past three years, not for the sole purpose of education, and not being subject to any restriction on the period for which he/she may stay in the UK. Note that these are guidelines: the University decides cases on an individual basis.

Fee-only Award for European Union (non-UK) candidates
European Union (non-UK) candidates who have not lived in the UK for at least the past three years may apply for a NERC Fee-Only Award. You will have to provide your own living costs. To apply for a fee-only award, write a separate request (200 words maximum) explaining why you need this funding. Candidates must show the necessary levels of English proficiency, as described on the University's webpage for international students. Enquiries about this should be directed to the Graduate School at the University of Reading.


Best wishes



Prof Sue Grimmond

Dept. of Meteorology

University of Reading

Reading, RG6 6BB

T: 44 118 378 6248 – messages get emailed to me

O:Met Building (#58 on map) rm:2L77




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