Applications for the Research Experience Placements are now closed – we hope to have more placements in 2022
The NERC Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme aims to address both thematic skills gaps as well as demographic and diversity-related challenges in the environmental sciences by offering funding to support paid summer placements for undergraduate students, during which they will carry out research projects within the scope of the environmental sciences. During a REP, an undergraduate joins the hosting organisation for between 6 and 10 weeks to complete a short-term research project within the environmental sciences. We have four REPs on offer for 2021 and we particularly welcome applications from three key areas that represent our identified skills, demographic, and diversity-related challenges:
The duration of REPs is between 6 and 10 weeks over the Summer period (mid-June to mid Sept)
Placements will be paid at at least the minimum wage (currently £8.91 per hour) with £500 provided for research costs and can be undertaken full- or part- time.
There are no further funds available for relocation or living expenses and students must be resident in the UK during the placement.
Successful students and supervisors will be required to complete a report on the outcome of the placement.
If you successfully complete an REP with us, and subsequently apply for a PhD with us, you are guaranteed an interview for that PhD.
Students are subject to eligibility criteria to be able to apply for NERC REPs. Selected students must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for a REP. The students must:
Applications to this year’s REPs are now closed. We hope to have more placements in 2022.
In order to be considered for a placement, please apply to the supervisor email on the project details providing the following:
· Applications are screened for eligibility (the EDI form is not shared with supervisors)
· Supervisors nominate candidates for confirmation by the Envision panel
Candidates will be selected according to the following criteria:
Successful candidates will be informed by 14th June