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£1.9m research grant brings new PhDs to Brunel

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Brunel University London will soon offer a new range of fully-funded PhDs, thanks to a £1.9m funding boost from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark, the fund will come from EPSRC’s Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) programme, which allocates grants to research organisations on the basis on EPSRC research grant income and fellowships. In total, £184m will be shared across 41 UK universities over the next two years.

The DTP between EPSRC and Brunel offers flexible awards to support doctoral training in any areas of engineering and the physical sciences with relevance to the EPSRC remit.

Professor Geoff Rodgers, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), said: “This significant new round of funding is further recognition of the long history of innovation Brunel has in engineering and the physical sciences.

“PhD students are the backbone of our research, and I’m very much looking forward to welcoming our latest fully-funded cohort in the autumn.”

For further information about Brunel’s Doctoral Training Partnerships with the EPSRC, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), please visit

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