UK NERC-funded PhD in Antarctic Glaciology

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UK NERC-funded PhD in Antarctic Glaciology

Bingham, Robert G

Dear Colleagues (with apologies for cross-posting),


The School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, UK, is currently inviting applications for a NERC Ph.D. studentship tied to the NERC iSTAR (Ice-Sheet Response – Ice-Sheet Stability) Thematic Programme. The topic is: “The nature and dynamics of ice stream beds: assessing their role in ice-sheet stability,” and will be supervised by Dr. Robert Bingham & Dr. Matteo Spagnolo (University of Aberdeen) and Dr. Alastair Graham & Professor David Vaughan (British Antarctic Survey).


Funding for the project is for 3.5 years (42 months) from the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and a berth on the iSTAR traverse is available for the student to take part in Antarctic fieldwork during the 2013-14 Antarctic field season.


***Please note the approaching deadline of Friday 27th March 2013***


Further details of the project are given on the University of Aberdeen PhD site – navigate to and select the Bingham studentship.

This contains a further link through which prospective students should apply (also given here: ).


Important notes:


1.    Funding is subject to U.K. Natural Environment Research Council regulations. A candidate must have “a relevant connection with the United Kingdom.” Full details of eligibility are given at:  and in the NERC Handbook pp.3-7:


2.    The start date will be between August 2013 and early 2014 depending on the student’s availability and whether s/he participates in Antarctic fieldwork.

To participate in Antarctic fieldwork the student will be expected to complete Antarctic training for two weeks in September 2013.


3.   The deadline for submitting an application is Friday 27th March 2013. Note that the University of Aberdeen requires supporting documentation as part of this process (degree certificates, degree transcripts, and 2 supporting references). It may be possible to receive these supporting documents a few days later as long as  the application document itself is submitted by the deadline. You do not in this case need to submit a research proposal with the application.


4.   Details of the NERC iSTAR programme can be consulted at: and


Informal enquiries about the project are welcomed and can be made to:

Dr. Robert Bingham ([hidden email])

Dr. Matteo Spagnolo ([hidden email])

Dr. Alastair Graham ([hidden email])



Dr. Robert G. Bingham

Senior Lecturer

School of Geosciences

University of Aberdeen

Elphinstone Road

Aberdeen AB24 3UF

Scotland, UK.

Tel: +44-1224-273-719


Cryosphere and Climate Change research at Aberdeen:



The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.

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