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Doctoral Training Partnerships

Brunel is a participant in Four Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK. Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) are block grant awards made to either individual Research Organisations (ROs), or consortia of ROs. DTPs provide innovative training environments for doctoral-level research. They include opportunities for PhD students to undertake broader training or development, such as language learning, overseas research visits, or placements with non-academic partners.

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships fund doctoral training in UK Research Organisations. They are flexible awards to support doctoral training in any areas of engineering and the physical sciences with relevance to the EPSRC remit.

EPSRC studentships at Brunel are available at different points of the year to support postgraduate research opportunities in the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing, Institute of Energy Futures, and the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. Please check our Research degree funding pages for the latest list of available studentships.

Find out about the available studentships here.

Read more here: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/dta/

NERC London Doctoral Training Partnership

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded students are trained by the world leading research centres, which cover a huge range of the environmental sciences from those driven by contemporary environmental challenges to those exploring complex questions about the evolution of planet Earth.

A multidisciplinary 4- year training programme ensures that NERC funded doctoral students develop the core science skills needed to make optimal progress. The training programme includes bespoke teaching elements contributed by all NERC London partners, reflecting the research themes to equip the cohort to conduct empirical and/or theoretical research, underpinned by numerical and statistical skills.

NERC studentships at Brunel are available at different points of the year to support postgraduate research opportunities in Environmental sciences. Please check our Research degree funding pages for the latest list of available studentships.

Read more here: http://london-nerc-dtp.org/

ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership

ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships support research in the social sciences.  Brunel University London offers these opportunities through its membership of the Grand Union (GUDTP). GUDTP is a partnership between Brunel, Oxford University and the Open University offering excellence and innovation in social science research training.

Brunel offer GUDTP studentships in two internationally recognised areas of expertise – Health and Wellbeing, and Education. Students on both pathways will be able to access specialist training and professional development opportunities provided in all three universities.  All routes are offered part-time and full-time. Applications for 2019/2020 academic year are now open.

For more information on the GUDTP at Brunel and more detail on the two pathways, click here.

Read more about the Grand Union DTP here.

For any further infomation, please do not hesistate contact emma.sigsworth@brunel.ac.uk (BUL DTP Manager).

AHRC TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership 

The TECHNE consortium was originally established in 2014 to provide scholarships which fund research across a range of arts and humanities disciplines. The latest round of funding will enable the consortium to continue this work.

The new round of funding will support five cohorts of students starting in 2019/20, with 57 studentships per cohort. TECHNE is one of ten Doctoral Training Partnerships receiving funding from the AHRC as part of their commitment to postgraduate funding in the arts and humanities. 

TECHNE brings together nine higher education institutions in London and the south-east. Previous members Royal Holloway University of London, University of Brighton, Kingston University, University of Roehampton, University of Surrey and the University of the Arts London will be joined by Brunel University, Loughborough University London and the University of Westminster. The consortium will be led by Royal Holloway, University of London.

For further information on TECHNE , please check the website http://www.techne.ac.uk/

For any enquiries relating to applying to TECHNE @ Brunel University London , please do not hesistate contact emma.sigsworth@brunel.ac.uk (BUL DTP Manager).