The PhD project – http://www.davidpconnolly.com/Hydraulic_fracturing_Connolly.pdf – is on hydraulic fracturing, combining experimental work and numerical simulations. It will be funded by the NERC CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas).
There is a common deadline of 31st January 2015 for applications to the NERC CDT projects across all institutions. Interviews will be held in February – March 2015 and candidates who are offered a project must convey their decision regarding that offer to the relevant institution by 10 a.m. on Wednesday 18th March, 2015.
There is a restriction in terms of the applicants: s/he should come from the UK.
Details of eligibility for NERC studentships can be found in the Research Councils UK Training Grants Terms and Conditions document available at http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/grantstcs/.