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EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

The EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership offers funding to new doctoral students in engineering and science.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (EPSRC DTP) offers flexible awards to support doctoral training in any areas of engineering and the physical sciences with relevance to the EPSRC remit.

Studentship value

Find out how much funding is available.

You could receive funding for up to three and a half years.

This includes:

  • tuition fees
  • training support fund of £1,000 each year
  • maintenance stipend of £17,668 each year (2022/23 rate)

Eligibility criteria

Find out if you are eligible for this award.

You can apply for this award if you are a Home or International student, however, in line with guidance from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the number of awards available to International students will be limited to 30% of the total.

Find out more about your tuition fee status.

Application deadlines

Find out when you should submit your application.

Engineering and Design students

Scheme opens

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for pre-defined, directly funded projects, which will be advertised from October onwards each year.

Scheme closes

Refer to individual project advertisements for closing dates.

Science students

Scheme opens

Applications will be considered from October each year.

Departments of Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences

You may contact a supervisor to agree your own research project.

All departments

You may apply for a pre-defined, academic-led project which will be advertised from October onwards each year.

Scheme closes

The application deadline is Sunday 5 February 2023 at 23:59 GMT.

Late applications may be considered, subject to the remaining availability of studentships.

How the funding is allocated

The Oversight Committee in each faculty is responsible for allocating funding.

Within the faculties, the EPSRC DTP Oversight Committee allocates the EPSRC DTP on an annual basis. They are responsible for enacting and recording progress against the overall DTP strategy.

The EPSRC DTP Oversight Committees are chaired by each Dean, although this responsibility can be delegated to the Associate Dean for Research. The Oversight Committees contain members from across the faculty, including the Faculty Directors of Doctoral Study, as well as members from the Doctoral College who are responsible for servicing the committees and making sure the allocation processes are consistent.

Selection of projects

Academics can apply to the EPSRC DTP Oversight Committees for their project to be funded using EPSRC DTP funds.

The application process for academic staff is publicised each year on the staff wikis and the EPSRC DTP web page. It will also be discussed at faculty and department meetings. The Doctoral College and faculty leads will also email academics within their departments to explain how they can apply for EPSRC DTP funding.

The University of Bath’s EPSRC DTP studentships are advertised and promoted on FindaPhd.

If you are a member of staff, you can contact your relevant Associate Dean (Research) for more information about applying for EPSRC DTP funding for projects.

Contact us

If you have any questions about doctoral funding, get in touch.