Prospective students must apply to the organization(s) hosting the project(s) of their choice via the postgraduate student applications system of the partner organization. Prospective students to BAS, BGS and CEH should apply to the partner organization of the second supervisor (the awarding organization) then email the relevant information to the project primary supervisor. All prospective students also need to complete the online IAPETUS form (link will be available in the autumn 2020). Both parts of the application must be made by Friday 8th January 2021 at 5pm (GMT), which is the public deadline for applications that will apply across all of the Partnership. Please note that some partners may have some earlier internal deadlines, and you are strongly encouraged to contact the supervisor of the proposed project to find out more.
Your postgraduate student application needs to specify clearly that you wish to be considered for an IAPETUS2 studentship and state the research project (s) that you wish to be considered for, quoting the relevant IAPETUS2 project references where possible. Although prospective students are encouraged to explore opportunities across the partnership, they may only finally be considered for an IAPETUS2 studentship for one project. After 8th January 2021, any prospective student who has made an application for more than one IAPETUS2 project will be contacted by email and asked to confirm which one of the projects they wish to be considered for.
Prospective students must provide/attach the following documentation/information to your postgraduate student application:
- Current CV.
- Two (or more) references, avoiding any references from any members of the supervisory team that are part of the research project that they wish to conduct.
- Full transcripts of previous qualifications obtained to date.
Each Host Organization will nominate a number of applicants to go forward to interview. The nominees must be prepared to be interviewed on 16th February 2021. Interviews will be in Durham, but nominees who are away may be interviewed by Skype or other means.
All successful applicants will be required to apply to the Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Methods, which is an integral part of the IAPETUS2 training programme. More details will be supplied when offers are made.