The INSITE PhD Scholarship Programme 2021
As part of INSITE’s Industry-Science partnership, the INSITE PhD Scholarship Programme is being established which will award funding for PhD’s addressing specific research topics within the scope of INSITE
The INSITE PhD Scholarship Programme is led by the INSITE Programme Advisory Group (PAG), the group responsible for the scientific direction of INSITE.
The PAG is interested in proposals from universities and research institutions for PhD’s which increase the understanding of the ecosystems on and around man-made structures in the North Sea. Topics of particular interest under the INSITE Scholarship Programme are:
- Changes in the ecosystem which occur due to the placement of man-made structures in the marine environment or as a consequence of their removal;
- Comparisons between the ecosystem structure and function on native and non-native hard substrate;
- Variability in ecosystem structure and function on man-made structures against varying temporal scales.
Please refer to application documents for full details of the topic areas of interest.
|November 2020||Call for Proposals|
|31st January 2021||‘Deadline for Proposals’: Applications to be received by INSITE|
|February 2021||PAG review of proposals and make conditional awards|
|5th March 2021||Successful supervisors will be advised of conditional awards|
|October 2021||PhD's Underway|
This call is open to research institutions in countries bordering the North Sea; i.e. Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Norway and the UK. INSITE is offering up to 50% funding to support PhD’s which address the topics outlined here, these must start before 31 October 2021 and aim to be concluded in 2025.
Application Information and Documents
INSITE Interactive and Industry Support
In addition to providing PhD funding, INSITE is able to provide industry-acquired data from offshore North Sea infrastructure (via INSITE Interactive) and the potential for further in-kind support from industry partners. Subject to individual industry partner agreement, such support may include access to partner personnel, new offshore surveys or access to offshore facilities to support research projects.