Undergraduate Research Experience Placements (REP) – Project Submission Form 2024

Recently, NERC has repurposed its REP scheme and broadened its scope to tackle both skills gaps and demographic and diversity-related challenges in environmental science. NERC has awarded funds to this DTP for a small number of paid summer research placements for undergraduates. Their goal is to encourage students to consider a career in environmental science. Undergraduates from any science discipline will be eligible.

Placements will have a duration of 6 weeks and start in early July. Funds cover the wages of the REP placement, and some limited support for project costs. We invite academic supervisors from within the DTP to submit potential projects for this scheme. The DTP’s Management Board will review applications and select projects to be advertised to undergraduate applicants. The deadline for submission of projects is 4pm, Friday 29th March 2024.

NERC has imposed suitability criteria. These are:

  • have a clearly defined objective and be within the science remit of NERC.
  • be feasible within the timescale of the award (6 weeks).
  • enable the student to understand the wider context of their project.
  • give scope for thought and initiative on the part of the student and should not use the student as a general assistant.

Projects can be designed to be performed either in-person or remotely, depending on the nature of the REP, and considering that flexible working arrangements may help recruit more diverse candidates. If conducted in hybrid format, a REP must still be integrated into their respective department, for example, students are invited to lab meetings and other sessions.

 If you have any questions please contact the DTP Admin Team.


Applications for 2017 REP projects are now closed. Successful applicants will be informed, and projects advertised to undergraduate students soon.
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