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Twelve NCAS coordinated NERC studentships in air quality and atmospheric chemistry and physics have been awarded at UK universities.

The studentships are expected to span fundamentals of atmospheric pollution, megacity air quality, boundary-layer atmospheric physics, technology and informatics. NCAS will manage and deliver a complementary programme of formal training for this cohort of students, including new short course provision and use of existing NCAS summer schools and training courses.

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The initiative will link indirectly to NERC plans for wider exploitation of environmental data, for which health applications of environmental science are likely to be a priority. 

The first set of NCAS studentships will be held at the University of Birmingham, University of York, Brunel University, University of Manchester, University of Leicester, Bristol University and the University of Reading forming a cohort of students across the country.  

The majority of students will begin their training in Autumn 2016 and will have opportunities to join NCAS training and networking events throughout their PhD.