Postgraduate Study with the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR)

BIFoR advertise PhD opportunities on the website FindAPhD. Opportunities are also listed on the University of Birmingham Doctoral ReSEARCHer Database. Opportunities arise annually through the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA) and the Forest Edge Doctoral Scholarship programme

CENTA opportunties

Effects of atmospheric Nitrogen pollution on Soil Carbon Storage and greenhouse gas emission from forests soils 

Enhancing peatland resilience to wildfire through ecological and hydrological reclamation; building the evidence base.

Forest impacts on climate; what are the controls on greenhouse gas emissions from trees?

Forests of the future: what, when and how will trees get their water?

Seeing the water through the trees: how much water will forests of the future hold?

Forest Edge Doctoral Scholarship Programme 

These will be advertised from 20 December 2020.

Dual Award with University of Western Sydney

BIFoR has opportunities for Dual Award PhDs with the University of Western Sydney.  The latest opportunities have just recently closed but future opportunities will be listed here.  Academic staff from BIFoR and University of Western Sydney will work together to develop projects and identify potential supervisors from each institution.  Students can split their research between BIFoR FACE and EucFACE.

Taught programmes

BIFoR do not currently offer any taught research postgraduate courses.  However, students interested in our research themes may like to consider some of the following courses.

Currently some of the students enrolled in these courses are volunteering with BIFoR and/or using the BIFoR FACE facility for their end of year project.

Birmingham Fellows

The University of Birmingham also recruits annually for new Birmingham Fellows across all of our academic disciplines, and within the five Colleges of: Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, and Social Sciences.  If you are an early-career research with research interests related to BIFoR please do get in touch with Deanne Brettle who will be able to direct your enquiry.

The Birmingham Fellowship programme offers five years of protected time for high-quality research, allowing outstanding, high potential, early-career researchers of all ages to establish themselves as rounded academics who will go on to excel in their academic discipline across research, teaching and wider citizenship. All Fellowships come with a permanent academic post at the University.

We are always interested to talk to people who are looking for that next exciting step in their research career.  If you are looking for fellowship openings please take a moment to look at the Birmingham Fellowships webpages. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.