Student Training and PhD Opportunities

There are currently over 100 PhD students associated with our organisation and nearly half of these students work full time at our offices and labs in Cambridge. Students have full access to our state of the art research facilities and some have the opportunity to carry out research in the polar regions. We strongly encourage the pursuit of interdisciplinary projects, and there is the opportunity to work with teams at the forefront of global change and exploration science in both polar regions.

Here are the BAS projects within our Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) partners for 2021. Each DTP and CDT has a separate application process, and this is usually through the university at which the project is linked. Please read and follow the instructions carefully before applying to ensure your application can be fully considered.

Our projects are in partnership with NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and UKRI Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT)s. More information can be found on their websites – C-CLEAR, ARIES, INSPIRE, IAPETUS, GW4+, AI4ER, SENSE

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – We are fully committed to the UKRI EDI principles and policies.  We strive to recruit and support a diverse and inclusive cohort of students.

Eligibility:  UK students will be eligible for a full NERC studentship.  More information is available in the UKRI Training Grant Guide.  A full studentship will include the cost of fees, stipend, and research funding allowance.

UKRI have confirmed that international students (EU and non-EU) were eligible for all Research Council-funded postgraduate studentships from the start of 2021/2022 academic year.  There will be a limited number of international studentships available.  Further information for international studentships is available on each DTP and CDT website.

C-CLEAR

How to apply: Applicants should follow the process on the C-CLEAR website

Application Deadline: 5th January 2023 at 12pm

CE402: Unlocking the fingerprint of air-snow-ice exchange of reactive bromine and nitrogen at the poles

Supervisors:

Xin Yang (Lead supervisor) (BAS), Rachael Rhodes (Earth Sciences)

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CE415: The impact of polar stratospheric clouds when modelling the future recovery of the polar ozone layer

Supervisors:

Andrew Orr (Lead supervisor) (BAS), Rachael Rhodes (Earth Sciences)

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CE421: Ice nucleating particles from blizzards above sea ice – magnitude and climate impacts of a potential particle source in a warming world

Supervisors:

Markus Frey (Lead supervisor) (BAS), Luke Abraham (Department of Chemistry)

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CE413: Reconstructing Arctic Ocean and Nordic Sea Circulation During Ice Sheet Melting Events

Supervisors:

Alexander Piotrowski (Lead supervisor) (Earth Sciences), Kate Hendry (BAS)

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CE427: Water flow and bed evolution beneath ice sheets during deglaciation

Supervisors:

Neil Arnold, (Lead supervisor) (Scott Polar Research Institute), Kelly Hogan (BAS)

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CE403: What are the atmospheric drivers of melt on George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctica?

Supervisors:

Ian Willis (Lead supervisor) (Scott Polar Research Institute), Amelie Kirchgaessner (BAS)

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CE408: Ocean frontal dynamics

Supervisors:

John Taylor (Lead supervisor) (DAMTP), Dave Munday (BAS)

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CE420: Lifting the veil on past changes in the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere

Supervisors:

Chiara Giorio (Lead supervisor) (Department of Chemistry), Liz Thomas (BAS)

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CE410: A marine radiocarbon inventory for the last 40ka to constrain the drivers of carbon cycle change

Supervisors:

Luke Skinner (Lead supervisor) (Earth Sciences), Thomas Bauska (BAS)

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BC411: Baleen whale monitoring with massive new seafloor datasets and AI

Supervisors:

Sergei Lebedev (Lead supervisor) (Earth Sciences), Jen Jackson (BAS)

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IAPETUS

How to apply: Applicants should follow the process on the IAPETUS2 website 

Application Deadline: 6th January 2023 at 12pm

IAP2-22-340: The Shackleton Range of East Antarctica: unravelling a complex geological history via an integrated geochronological, geochemical and geophysical approach

Supervisors:

Teal Riley (Lead supervisor) (BAS), Nick Gardiner (University of St Andrews)

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IAP2-22-211: Drivers of extreme high temperature events over Antarctica

Supervisors:

Hua Lu (Lead supervisor) (BAS), Michael Byrne (University of St Andrews)

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IAP2-22-339: Southern Ocean Microplastic Flux: Ecosystem and Carbon Impacts

Supervisors:

Clara Manno (Lead supervisor) (BAS), Dr Craig Smeaton (University of St Andrews)

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IAP2-22-332: The effects of climate warming and heatwaves on in situ benthic marine community development

Supervisors:

Heather Sugden (Lead supervisor) (Newcastle University), Lloyd Peck (BAS)

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IAP2-22-318: Landscape scale effects on biodiversity in temperate and polar seas

Supervisors:

David Bailey (Lead supervisor) (University of Glasgow), Lloyd Peck (BAS)

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IAP2-22-320: Investigating the impact of glacial meltwater plumes in Greenland’s fjords

Supervisors:

Tom Cowton (Lead supervisor) (University of St Andrews), Alex Bradley (BAS)

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GW4+

How to apply: Applicants should follow the process on the Gw4+ website

Application Deadline: 9th January 2023 at 11:59pm

 

4596: Understanding the effects of rapid environmental change on the ecology of a key southern ocean predator, the Antarctic Fur Seal

Supervisors:

 Luis Huckstadt (Lead supervisor) (University of Exeter), Jaume Forcada (BAS)

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4607: Arctic 2050: better forecasts of near-future Arctic climate change

Supervisors:

 Mark England (Lead supervisor) (University of Exeter), Tom Bracegirdle (BAS)

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ARIES

How to apply: Applicants should follow the process on the ARIES website

Application Deadline: 11th January 2023 at 11:59pm

 

KAISER_UENV23ARIES: What causes ozone depletion events and bromine explosions in the polar atmosphere?

Supervisors:

Jan Kaiser (Lead supervisor) (University of East Anglia), Markus Frey (BAS)

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STEVENS_UMTH23ARIES: The Antarctic Circumpolar Current and the role of bathymetry, eddies and sea ice

Supervisors:

David Stevens (Lead supervisor) (University of East Anglia), Emma Young (BAS)

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INSPIRE

How to apply: Applicants should follow the process on the INSPIRE website

Application Deadline: 3rd January 2023

 

Resolving Antarctic meltwater events in Southern Ocean marine sediments and exploring their significance using climate models

Supervisors:

Claire Allen (Lead supervisor) (BAS), Alessandro Silvano (University of Southampton)

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Time variability on turbulent mixing of heat around melting ice in the West Antarctic

Supervisors:

Alex Brearley (Lead supervisor) (BAS), Alberto Naveira-Garabato (University of Southampton)

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Southern Ocean Iron Supply: Does Size Fractionation Matter?

Supervisors:

Amber Annett (Lead supervisor) (University of Southampton),  Kate Hendry (BAS)

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