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EPSRC Reference: EP/T51794X/1
Title: DTP 2020-2021 University of Warwick
Principal Investigator: Meyer, Professor C
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Department: Physics
Organisation: University of Warwick
Scheme: Doctoral Training Partnership
Starts: 01 October 2020 Ends: 30 September 2025 Value (£): 4,206,730
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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 2020. Supported by the EPSRC DTP, Warwick will fund at least 53 3.5 year studentships 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 (PGCTSS) (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 students' 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. Academic staff interested in proposing a research project should contact their department's director of graduate studies.


For studentships starting in Oct 2020, we aim to start the recruitment process before end Jan 2020. Adverts for the first set of projects should go live in Jan 2020 with a latest closing date of April 2020. 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


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