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EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership 2022-24

What is the DTP?

Edinburgh Napier University has received a new Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) allocation from EPSRC (the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). The funding will run from 2022-24 and will be used to support doctoral studentships in areas aligned with EPSRC.

How will the DTP be used?

Edinburgh Napier University will provide a research environment which equips our postgraduate research students with the knowledge, training, and experiences needed to succeed in the global research arena. ENU takes a collaborative approach to promoting research and innovation partnerships between the University, industry, and government.  
Our strategic research themes are:
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Technologies
  • Culture & Communities
Within our research themes the University will focus DTP studentships within the areas that have had most success in obtaining other types of funding from the EPSRC. This helps to build on our critical mass while encouraging successful research. Additionally, there will be a primary focus on supporting early career researchers, by targeting funding at those who have not previously been director of studies to a student on an EPSRC or University funded studentship. We will also focus on encouraging interdisciplinarity between areas of success. 

How do I get involved?

Opportunities to become involved in a supervisory team for DTP funded studentships will be advertised out via an All-staff communication with details on how to express interest included in the call. We will also list opportunities to get involved in supervision on this page.

The university plans to allocate studentships to subject areas rather than individuals to ensure we build critical mass in areas of excellent research aligned to EPSRC topics. ECRs will be encouraged to put forward research topics for studentships to be included in the DTP. ECRs will be offered support from experienced researchers to develop their proposal for a studentship.

Students will be recruited through an interview based process after being advertised through our usual routes (on FindAPhD, Edinburgh Napier’s job portal etc).

It is also expected that four specifically interdisciplinary studentships will be awarded. These will be awarded as a collaboration between the School of Applied Sciences (SAS) and the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (SCEBE).

Who do I contact for more information?

As the DTP is set up, we will continue to add more detail to this webpage, and through School level communications.

If you have a question about the DTP, please contact RIE@napier.ac.uk