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2017 projects now being advertised – Apply by 6th January 2017

2017 projects now being advertised – Apply by 6th January 2017

The list of envision research projects that students can apply for are currently available with a closing date of Friday 6th January 2017. They are also advertised on

Envision Innovation Fellow Opportunity

Envision Innovation Fellow Opportunity

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Innovation Fellow with experience of the research environment and connecting research with policy. The purpose of this role will be to work directly with all 36 of our Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded Envision students to improve their engagement with environmental science ‘end-users’ (i.e. business, public sector). You must be experienced in knowledge exchange between science and business.

About Us

Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.

Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Lancaster University is leading the initiative which brings together the Universities of Nottingham and Bangor, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the British Geological Survey and Rothamsted Research. The initiative also involves large multinationals, a large number of SMEs and international research centres.

Students will benefit from: broad research themes, access to leading world experts, close ties with business, relevant work experience and leadership training. Envision will recruit 12 PhD students per year for the next five years - starting from October 2014.

Please send all enquiries to:

Key Personnel

  • Nikki Flook
    ENVISION Doctoral Training Partnership Manager
    Room B49, LEC3
    01524 5(93427)
    Nikki is the first point of contact for day to day enquiries relating to your placement, and can assist with requests for accessing resources through ENVISION.
  • Professor Nick Ostle
    ENVISION Director
    Room 510a, LEC1
    01524 5(93935)
    Nick has overall responsibility for managing ENVISION and maintaining contact with the wider academic community and the business partners.
  • Andy Harrod
    Postgraduate Research (PGR) Co-ordinator
    B48, LEC3
    01524 5(10477)

As with all PhD projects, you have a lead academic supervisor for your project and the support of the Postgraduate Office.

Nikki will be available to meet with students and handle enquiries as follows:

  • Monday to Friday 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00

Please note that the above office hours are subject to availability, owing to university closure days, annual leave and occasional internal and external commitments.

If you would like to arrange a specific appointment within or outside these hours, please telephone or email Nikki in advance, using the contact details above.