Welcome to INSPIRE – the Interdisciplinary Southampton Partnership for Investigators Researching the Environment.

On 10th Oct 2018 NERC announced INSPIRE as one of the successful bids for the next round of its Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs). INSPIRE will receive funds for 16 studentships per year over each of the next five years, an increase from the 15 per year awarded to SPITFIRE (its predecessor).

The portal for applications was down over Christmas but has now been fixed. The application deadline has been extended to 08 Jan.

INSPIRE will equip environmental scientists to excel in their chosen field, to thrive in interdisciplinary research teams, to apply cutting edge technology to environmental research, and to act as ambassadors of global environmental issues to industry and society. We will train students in research, professional and transferable skills within world-leading research teams to enable them to develop as future leaders. The main scientific themes of INSPIRE are:

  1. Oceans and climate
  2. The dynamic Earth
  3. Interaction of organisms with the global environment.

Projects for the third round of INSPIRE recruitment (September 2021 start) are now live on the PhD Projects tab.



Latest News

Oct 2020

Projects for the third cohort of INSPIRE studentships are... more

Apr 2020

Recruitment of the second cohort of INSPIRE students has... more

Oct 2019

Projects for the second cohort of INSPIRE studentships are... more

May 2019

Recruitment of the first cohort of INSPIRE students... more

Oct 2018

The University of Southampton has been awarded... more