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University awarded £19m to train next generation of skilled researchers

07 Feb 2019

The University has received £19M of funding for three Centres for Doctoral Training from The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded Manchester funding for three Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

Each Centre is expected to receive between £5-7 million over the next eight years, with an additional £10.6M from industry partners and the University overall.   These centres will train at least 225 PhD students in priority areas of research, including biomedical materials, nuclear engineering and biology and chemical catalysis.

The three funded centres which will join the University’s existing portfolio of doctoral training centres and partnerships are;

EPSRC CDT in Advanced Biomedical Materials

EPSRC CDT in Integrated Catalysis

EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy- GREEN

In addition the University of Manchester is also partner in a further five successful CDTs, securing a further 50 studentships for Doctoral training within Manchester;

•EPSRC CDT in Advanced Separation Materials and Processes

oLed by the University of Bath

•EPSRC CDT in Advanced Metallic Systems

oLed by the University of Sheffield

•EPSRC CDT in Aerosol Science

oLed by the University of Bristol

•EPSRC CDT in BioDesign Engineering

oLed by Imperial College London

•EPSRC CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing

oLed by the University of Bristol

CDTs students are funded for four years and the programme includes technical and transferrable skills training as well as a research element. The centres bring together diverse areas of expertise to train engineers and scientists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle today’s evolving issues, and future challenges.

“The University is committed to developing and nurturing the careers of excellent researchers and strongly supports the model of doctoral training embodied within the CDT programmes. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming these new students to our vibrant community of postgraduate researchers and are confident that by working together, they’ll be able to deliver research with impact and acquire the skillset needed to succeed in their chosen career path.”Professor Melissa Westwood, Associate Vice President for Research.

All of the new CDT programmes are now open for application, with the first cohorts of students commencing their studies in September 2019.  Interested applicants should contact the centres directly and start their online application as soon as possible.

For a full list of Centres for Doctoral Training and Doctoral Partnerships at the University please visit the website.