Warwick University receives £4.8m to support 66 PhDs

Warwick University is to receive almost £5m funding to support the next generation of engineering, technology & science researchers.

The funding will support 66 PhDs from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for doctoral training partnerships (DTPs).

The University said the training will be spread across the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, the School of Engineering and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group).

Prof Pam Thomas, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) said: “The Warwick DTP programme will deliver engineers and scientist’s in-depth, advanced research training as well as a broad understanding of their subject area.”

“This will equip them to address important 21st century questions linked to EPSRC research areas with alignment to Warwick’s strategic priorities.”

The allocation is said to be part of a major investment in science research announced by the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson.

He said: “This £4,824,774 of funding for…Warwick will enable them to take on more Doctoral students to support their most promising research, leading to new discoveries and commercial partnerships. It will also give more students the chance to study at PhD level, boosting high level skills in engineering and physical sciences and supporting jobs and growth.”

The DTP funds will help support PhD research training in Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) over a five-year period for the academic years beginning October 2016 and 2017.

There will be 20 mathematical sciences studentships, 24 in manufacturing and engineering and 15 physical sciences. In addition seven studentships will be awarded to strategic research programmes, such as the Energy Research Accelerator and the Alan Turing Institute.

All EPS PhD students are enrolled on the accredited PG Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science which provides graduates with a skill set appropriate for any future career, develops critical analysis and encourages reflective thinking.

Information on Warwick doctoral research opportunities can be found on the Graduate School website.