Become a team member
We are on the lookout for people to support our work collating and translating evidence on Nature-based Solutions, as well as to conduct applied research at the interface of climate, biodiversity and human wellbeing. If you would like to work with us, do get in touch, although we will only be able to respond to those with funding or with a robust plan for applying for some. However, if you scroll down there are suggestions as to how you might find support from alternative sources.
We are currently accepting applications for a 2 fully-funded PhD positions and a Policy Research Assistant.
Join the NBS network
If you are an individual researcher, policy-maker or practitioner from the public or private sector with an interest in nature-based solutions and expertise to share, please sign up to our newsletter to join a rapidly growing nature-based solutions network.
Become an ally or expert advisor
Establishing the widespread use of Nature-based Solutions will take the combined efforts of a large community of researchers, practitioners and policy makers, so please let us know if you are interested in working with us. Whether you wish to co-create datasets and tools, co-convene knowledge exchange workshops, do research or fundraise, we would love to hear from you.
Contact usPlease contact us directly using the contact information below.
Nature-based Solutions Initiative
Department of Biology
University of Oxford
11a Mansfield Rd
tel: +44 (0)1865 774 432
Various Oxford Colleges have Junior Research Fellowship positions, which can be found in the University Gazette. Fellowship schemes from NERC, ESRC, the Royal Society can provide substantial funding, as can Marie Curie fellowships which allow people to come from locations outside the UK.
Projects will often be co-supervised with people from other disciplines, with stakeholders identifying research questions, developing methods and delivering impact. Details about the application process are found here. The main source of funding for PhD projects is through the NERC DTP scheme. Those with very strong academic track records may also apply for various graduate scholarship schemes, including from the Future of Humanity Institute. Deadlines for application fall in January/February. If you have your own funding, you may apply any time.
Undergraduates and Masters students
Nature-based Solutions are on the third year curriculum of the Oxford undergraduate Biology degree course and we offer 2 final honour school projects. We also offer 2-3 projects to 4th year (Masters) students each year.