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EPSRC Reference: EP/R513374/1
Title: DTP 2018-19 University of Warwick
Principal Investigator: Thomas, Professor PA
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Department: Physics
Organisation: University of Warwick
Scheme: Doctoral Training Partnership
Starts: 01 October 2018 Ends: 30 September 2023 Value (£): 4,433,256
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Summary on Grant Application Form
Warwick's Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) allocation will provide dedicated support for PhD research training in Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), over a five year period commencing in October 2018. Supported by the EPSRC DTP, Warwick will fund a total of 59 3.5 year studentships starting in the academic years 2018-19 and 2019-20, across our Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, the School of Engineering and Warwick Manufacturing Group.

Through the DTP, we will train the next generation of future research leaders in our world-leading research facilities, supported by expert supervisors and a dynamic interdisciplinary research community. PhD projects will be available across a range of topics and disciplines, with opportunities to collaborate internally across departments and externally with our extensive network of industrial partners. Students will benefit from access to state of the art research facilities and technologies, support and mentorship from world leading supervisors, and a comprehensive training programme and professional skills development.

The Warwick EPSRC DTP offers:

An opportunity for the next generation of young researchers to address key strategic priorities in engineering and physical sciences.

An exceptional programme of research training with opportunities for interdisciplinary research and industrial collaborations.

Access to world leading technologies and state-of-the-art facilities.

Excellent standards of supervision, management and mentoring.

Ongoing career advice to enable students to explore the impact they can have in a wide range of sectors and so develop and manage their careers.

Training Provision

Our PhD students are offered a broad range of training opportunities on topics which build research skills and professional development, and are critical to a life beyond PhD research. All EPS PhD students are enrolled on the accredited PG Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science

(https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/pioneers/pgcts), which provides graduates with a skill set appropriate for any future career, develops critical analysis and encourages reflective thinking. All of our doctoral research students are encouraged to invest in their professional development, and our Professional Development Framework was specifically developed to support our PhD student's professional development needs

(https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/professionaldevelopment/pgrdevelopment/) .

Project Areas

DTP projects will be available across the breadth of Warwick's EPS portfolio in research areas that are aligned to EPSRC's priorities. Each project will have a lead academic host department, with studentships pre-allocated by discipline.


For studentships starting in Oct 2018, we aim to start the recruitment process before end Jan 2018. Adverts

for the first set of projects should go live in Jan 2018 with a latest closing date of April 2018. DTP opportunities will be widely advertised on web sites including jobs.ac.uk and findaphd.com, as well as on the web pages of host departments and the University's Graduate School.

Further Information

Details about Warwick EPS research priorities can be found on the University website http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci

Information on Warwick doctoral research opportunities can be found on the Graduate School website https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/gsp/scholarship/monthlyannouncement/

Questions about the Warwick EPSRC DTP programme should be sent to graduateschool@warwick.ac.uk

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