Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 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 benefit from broad research themes, access to leading world experts, close ties with business, relevant work experience and leadership training. Envision has recruited 12 PhD students per year for five years starting from October 2014.
Doctoral Training Partnerships are block grant awards made to consortia of research organisations. They support postgraduate studentships as well as providing innovative training environments for doctoral-level research. They include opportunities for PhD students to undertake broader training or development, such as language learning, overseas research visits, or placements with non-academic partners. DTP awards will be made for five cohorts of students commencing from the 2014/15 academic year.