How to Apply

Applications for IAPETUS2 2023 studentships will open in November 2022. Please start by looking at our studentship page for information on our 2023 projects. We recommend contacting the lead supervisor of your preferred project for more information and to discuss your suitability for the project.

Application Process

To apply for an IAPETUS2 studentship, please follow the guidelines below.

Application Overview
Application Flowchart

Application Overview

In order to apply for an IAPETUS2 Studentship, all applicants must complete both the application form and the EDI form below by 6th January 2023 at 12pm. If you are longlisted you will be contacted by the 20th January 2023 and invited to put in a full application to the university where the PhD is based by 15th February 2023.

  • Application Form (link to open in early November)
  • EDI Form (link to open in early November)
  • Template Form (link to open in early October)
  • Guidance and assessment criteria (available shortly)

IAPETUS2 is committed to developing a diverse representative community of researchers in Environmental Science. We welcome applications from everyone, and we particularly welcome applicants from traditionally under-represented communities, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, people with disabilities, neurodiverse, female and LGBTQ+ candidates and those from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Any of our studentships can be part-time if that mode of study is more appropriate for your circumstances. We are guided by the UKRI policies on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and you can find copy of them at this link. Our DTP policy for EDI can be found here.

Please use the template to prepare your application before completing the online form. The application form is designed to provide us with the information we need to evaluate your application. We know that successful PhD students come from a wide range of backgrounds and with widely differing amounts of past experience. By using the template we can best evaluate your past achievements and potential for PhD research in the context of any past opportunities or barriers you may have faced. Our aim is to help you demonstrate your potential and make the best possible case for your future career in the environmental sciences.

We recommend that you use the template to enter and edit your supporting information in good time before the application deadline, and then use it to copy and paste the information required into the online form. Please note that we can only accept applications in this way, and you should NOT send the completed template document to us.

If you are uncertain about any of the elements of the form, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at contact.iapetus@durham.ac.uk. The DTP Senior Administrator will respond to your questions; the administrator is not involved in the decision-making part of the evaluation process for studentships. We will also host an online Q&A session in November to answer questions about the application process. If you have questions about the procedures for each of our partners, contact details for their administrators are also available via the link on our website, and again these administrators are not directly involved in the evaluation of applications. Academic contacts in each institution may be involved in the evaluation process.

Application Flowchart

Studentships