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 five 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.
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:
We currently expect applications to open on 21 May 2021 and the deadline for applications will be 7th June 2021. This page will be updated with further details and links to available projects as soon as they are confirmed.
· 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