Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) are one of the three main ways by which EPSRC provides support for Doctoral Training. The other routes are the Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) and Industrial CASE Studentships.
EPSRC-funded Centres bring together diverse areas of expertise to train engineers and scientists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle today's evolving issues, and future challenges. They also provide a supportive and exciting environment for students, create new working cultures, build relationships between teams in universities and forge lasting links with industry.
Students are funded for four years and include technical and transferrable skills training, as well as a research element. Many Centres leverage additional studentships from other sources (eg university funding, EU funding, industrial funding, private funding etc). EPSRC funds centres under an umbrella term Centres for Doctoral Training.
Frequently asked questions on all aspects of CDTs.
List of Centres which were funded through the 2013 exercise in addition to two Centres in Cyber Security.
List of Centres which were funded through calls pre-2013. Within the CDT umbrella term there is a specific variant - an Industrial Doctorate Centre - which has a formal requirement about level of industrial involvement. Nearly all of the Centres engage with industry.
Centres for Doctoral Training listed by university (pre-2013), Basic technology Centres for Doctoral Training, Complexity science Centres for Doctoral Training, Digital Economy Centres for Doctoral Training, Energy Centres for Doctoral Training …
The EPSRC monitoring and evaluation framework provides a basic framework for the monitoring and evaluation of all Centres for Doctoral Training throughout their lifetime, from the start of the training grants to their end point with EPSRC funding.
A mid-term review was held in 2016 which required the Centres to demonstrate progress and impact in their areas.
Details about the 2013 CDT Exercise.
A mid-term review was held in 2011 which required the Centres to demonstrate progress and impact in their areas.