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Centres for Doctoral Training

Criticat: Critical Resource Catalysis Studentships

The CRITICAT CDT, hosted by St Andrews, Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, will provide PhD training across homo-, hetero- and biocatalysis as well as reaction engineering.

There are currently no studentships available for the Criticat Centre for Doctoral Training. Please check back regularly to see if some have been added.

Optical Medical Imaging Studentships

OPTIMA is a 4 year PhD training programme combining excellent research and PhD supervision in world-leading scientific environments, and a bespoke programme of business training in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Optical Medical Imaging Centre for Doctoral Training is currently accepting applications for Sept 2018 entry. The closing date for Overseas students was 16th November 2017 and the closing date for UK/EU students is 21st December 2017.See the Optima website for details.

Integrative Sensing and Measurement Studentships

The ISM CDT provides high-quality cohort-based training in sensing across physics, engineering (Edinburgh and Glasgow) and chemistry (Edinburgh and Glasgow), and into a myriad of sensing applications, while ensuring PhD supervision by well-resourced internationally leading academics

There are currently no studentships available for the Integrative Sensing and Measurement Centre for Doctoral Training. Please check back regularly to see if some have been added.

NERC E4 Studentships

The NERC E4 (Edinburgh Earth, Ecology & Environment) DTP seeks to attract and enable the brightest PhD students to address environmental challenges, providing flexible training in a multidisciplinary setting. Please see the NERC E4 DTP site for details on available projects. The following E4 DTP studentships will be registered through the School of Chemistry.

Please apply using the NERC E4 application process


Please see the NERC E4 (Edinburgh Earth, Ecology & Environment) DTP site for details on available projects.

SOFI Studentships

The SOFI CDT combines expertise from three universities, industry and central facilities to deliver a comprehensive training programme and a wide choice of research projects from across the full range of science.

SOFI is currently accepting studentship applications through their website.

EastBIO Studentships

EASTBIO is the East of Scotland BioScience Doctoral Training Partnership. We are funded by the BBSRC and supported in our work by the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance. We offer an excellent programme of collaborative training for PhD students in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews, four of the UK's leading research intensive universities. We also host summer research experience placements for undergraduates.

There are currently no studentships available for the EastBIO Centre for Doctoral Training. Please check back regularly to see if some have been added.