Applications for September 2024 entry are now closed.  

We will list any opportunities from other funders that we are aware of on this page here.

The NERC acceptance date for all offers to be accepted is the 20th March 2024.

Under our 2024/25 entry recruitment we will have 1 ring-fenced award for UK-domiciled applicants who identify as being from a minoritised ethnic group. To find out more please visit our Diversifying our research community page. 

Watch our helpful and informative videos to find out more about our DTP Programme and what it's like to undertake a PhD


Each of our studentship awards include:

  • 3.5 years of full fees (UK & International)
  • an annual tax-free living allowance (£18,622)
  • and a Research Training Support Grant (for travel, consumables, as required - £8,200 per project)
  • a Cohort-training programme 
  • access to additional UKRI funded activities - Policy placements etc.

The ONE Planet DTP values individual differences and the diversity that this brings. We want to 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. 

We particularly welcome applications from UK-domiciled diversity candidates who may fall into the four key areas below:   

  • UK applicants who are Black, Chinese, Asian, Arabic, or of another non-white ethnicity (see ring fenced award) 
  • UK graduates from low-income families, and/or are from the first generation in their family to go to university 
  • UK applicants who have caring responsibilities 
  • UK applicants who have a disability (physical, neurodiverse etc.) 

Applicants within the above categories will be prioritised for interview under our 'diversity candidate' nomination process.

Image: Our Residential Activity Centre at Slaley Hall, November 2021

Our Postgraduate researchers are based at the partner institution of your selected lead supervisor (Newcastle or Northumbria) and are also allocated a second supervisor at our partner institution, for us to provide you with joint supervision, and access to both campuses and online facilities.

All PhD projects will be further defined and expanded by the students over the initial 6-month training period, which includes:

  • Training needs analysis
  • training in core modules 
  • co-development of project with partners/supervisors following the annual Residential Activity Centre (RAC) in October

All applications will be assessed using the same criteria, mainly around the applicant’s academic and research experience. Applicants are expected to have a first or 2:1 undergraduate degree. Exceptions are possible, but these should be strongly motivated.

Projects are developed around at least 2 of the 4 ONE Planet research themes.

Find out about our current ONE Planet supervisors here

For further information please contact: