Applications are invited from PhD students from eligible states, for research training at the ACCORD Training Site. The Site is located in South Kensington, London linking 'The Natural History Museum (NHM) and the Geology Department of Imperial College (IC) and is funded by the EC IHP Programme. Training will be provided in state-of-the-art analytical techniques and computational modeling methods for ore-deposit research in four specific areas: Mineral characterization, Fluid inclusion study, Geochemistry and Complex system numerical modeling. Students undertaking work in these areas will be supervised and trained by leaders of groups in these fields. Fellows will be able to enroll in specialist IC courses related to their research and in personal development courses, and will be encouraged to interact with professionals from international mining companies and academe. Participants will be expected to achieve the goal of submitting a manuscript to a major international journal and to present their research at industry-academic seminars held in South Kensington. Visitors will have full access to the facilities at IC and NHM. 4 Fellows per year will benefit from the scheme. Visits can last between 3 and 12 months. Provision will be made for travel and subsistence. In the first instance, applicants are advised to discuss their project requirements with the ACCORD staff prior to submitting applications. Further information on forms can be found at: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/mineralogy/research/NHM's policy is to provide equal opportunity for employment, career development and promotion to all who are eligible, on the basis of ability, qualifications and fitness for work. Applications are welcome from all qualified individuals irrespective of disability, age, race, gender or marital status.