Doctoral students choosing to come to the University of Bath received a boost this month when the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) awarded the University more than £3m additional funds.

Doctoral students joining the University in the academic years beginning October 2018 and October 2019, will benefit from the training fund to provide excellence in doctoral provision by being able to apply for a full studentship in Science and Engineering and Technology.

41 universities benefited from a total ESPRC £184m investment in science and engineering research.

The EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £800 million a year in a broad range of subjects - from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering. It supports 9,000 doctoral students each year either via Doctoral Training Partnerships, Centres for Doctoral Training or Industrial Case studentships.

Welcoming the funding announcement, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Doctoral) Jeremy Bradshaw said:

We are delighted to benefit from this continued investment which acknowledges the value and impact of doctoral study here at the University of Bath. This £3m award will help to support our commitment to ongoing excellence in doctoral provision and the output of world class research from our vibrant and diverse research community.