Bristol engineering gets Doctoral Training Partnerships funding

EPSRCThe University of Bristol has announced it has received £3.4 million in an injection of funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for postgraduate training.

It is one of thirty-eight UK universities, it says, to have benefited from £83.5 million of funding this year through the EPSRC’s Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs).

Bristol says it will use its share “to support outstanding students across a range of subject areas in the Faculties of Engineering and Science”.

“Centres for Doctoral Training are not the only route we use to support PhD training,” said EPSRC’s new Chief Executive, Professor Philip Nelson. “This year we are allocating £83.5 million to 38 universities via Doctoral Training Partnerships and we are maintaining our financial expenditure on Industrial Case of around £17 million per annum.”

“DTPs demonstrate our commitment to excellence in postgraduate research and training. The grants will complement the funding for CDTs and provide universities with flexible funding to support doctoral students in their own priority areas.”

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