Welcome to the E4 Doctoral Training Partnership

The Edinburgh Earth, Ecology and Environment Doctoral Training Partnership (E4 DTP), led by the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh, is funded by NERC to recruit and train 5 cohorts of PhD students annually between 2019 and 2023.
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Video: A day in my PhD life
PhD students in Environmental Sciences talk about their day-to-day life.
About the E4 DTP

Find out more about the E4 DTP's offer and setting. 

How to Apply

Applications for September 2024 are now closed.


The E4 DTP brings together 33 partners, forming one of the largest UK's academic clusters in envionmental research.


Look up our current DTP students and read our alumni profiles.

NERC sometimes awards additional streams of money through the E4 DTP such as placement schemes or studentships.

Information for supervisors, partners and current students.