Welcome to SPITFIRE – the Southampton Partnership for Innovative Training of Future Investigators Researching the Environment
SPITFIRE is a NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) creating an innovative multi-disciplinary experience for the effective training of future leaders in environmental science, engineering, technology development, business, and policy.
SPITFIRE students are registered at the University of Southampton and undertake their PhD project research within the University or one of the hosting partner organisations. Unique features of SPITFIRE include opportunities for placements at a range of prestigious international research organisations or industrial and policy partners.
SPITFIRE recruited five cohorts of up to 30 students per year but is now closed to new students. INSPIRE, the successor to SPITFIRE, will be recruiting students in the years 2019 to 2023.