Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA)
CENTA stands for Central England NERC Training Alliance, a consortium of Universities, research institutes and non-academic partners for example that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training within the remit of the Natural Environment Research Council.
The CENTA group comprises five other universities in addition to Loughborough (University of Birmingham, the Open University, University of Leicester, University of Warwick, and Cranfield University) and four partner organisations (British Geological Survey, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, National Centre for Atmospheric Science and the National Centre for Earth Observation).
We also work in close partnership with several UK and international businesses, NGOs, museums and charitable organisations (such as the National Trust, Natural England, Natural History Museum, Halliburton, Jacobs and the Lighthill Risk Network), who are involved at a variety of levels. Our partners are actively involved in CENTA management, delivering the training programme, providing placement opportunities and offering CASE partnerships for our doctoral researchers.
CENTA will host studentships across the full range of NERC science with particular focus on three key science themes:
- Climate and environmental sustainability
- Organisms and ecosystems
- Dynamic Earth
How to apply:
- First read the full project overview by clicking on the Project Description below (this will take you to the main CENTA website).
- Complete a CENTA studentship application form in Word format (see www.centa.org.uk/apply/).
- All applications should be made through the online application portal. Under programme name, select the appropriate School. During the online application process, upload the CENTA studentship application form as a supporting document.
- The deadline for applications is midnight 10th January 2020.