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EPSRC Doctoral Training Opportunities


EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Overview

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (EPSRC DTP) enables the University of Cambridge to develop future leaders by funding doctoral training across a wide range of Engineering and Physical Science research areas.

The main opportunity delivered by the DTP is in providing funding to enable students to undertake doctoral research projects. Funding is allocated to the departments of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics and Physics, allowing studentships to be awarded to their best applicants.

Studentships are fully-funded (fees, maintenance and consumable/training costs) up to the home fees rate and as of 2021 up to 30% of the total students recruited in each year can be international (Eligibility for studentship funding – UKRI). Each studentship awarded is bound by the Terms and Conditions of the award. This information can be found on the UKRI website

In addition to the skills gained during the PhD research, students also undertake a Researcher Development programme, with courses and activities tailored to their needs and selected from a wide range of provision. This equips those completing their doctoral programmes with the broad skill set which will make them well-placed to develop into future leaders across a range of careers in the academic, industrial and public sectors.

    Funding Flexibilities

    EPSRC offers flexibilities that allow the opportunity to utilise funding to support internships and Doctoral Fellowships. Details regarding these opportunities will be provided here and on the departmental websites when they are available.

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