NERC recognizes that there is a shortage of individuals with quantitative skills coming into environmental science. The Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme aims to address this shortage by offering funding to support summer placements for undergraduate students studying quantitative disciplines outside NERC remit, during which they will undertake research within the environmental sciences. These placements are intended to encourage these students to consider a career in environmental science.
Funding of up to £2,500 is available per REP to cover the minimum stipend of £200 per week and a contribution towards research and training expenses of up to £500. Additional funding beyond this amount must be found from other sources, including the department.
- Coordinating the REP award process across the DTP's/CDT's partners and advertising across all relevant partners.
- Collating all REP reporting forms from hosting organisations.
- Disseminating REP funds to host organisations as appropriate following payment from NERC.