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2013 CDT Exercise

EPSRC’s 2013 CDT Exercise funded 115 Centres for Doctoral Training.

The Centres started in 2013/14 and were funded to support 4 or 5 cohorts of students with students starting until the end of the 2018/19 academic year.

Recruitment of further cohorts

Some of these centres have secured additional (non-UKRI) funding to recruit further cohorts. These Centres may use the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training branding for those recruitment rounds, providing the EPSRC grant is active. It must be clear to applicants that their studentship is not supported by UKRI and therefore not subject to UKRI terms and conditions, nor will they be eligible for additional UKRI student schemes (such as policy internships). No costs related to these students may be charged to the grant (even if this would not lead to overspend or be detrimental to the UKRI CDT students).

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

The EPSRC monitoring and evaluation framework provides a basic framework for the monitoring and evaluation of all Centres for Doctoral Training throughout their lifetime.

Review outcomes

In 2016 EPSRC undertook a mid-term review of CDTs funded in 2013, chaired by Professor Mark Smith, Vice-Chancellor at Lancaster University. This formed part of the monitoring and evaluating of the CDTs.

Funded Centres

The centres listed below were funded through the 2013 exercise in addition to two centres in Cyber Security. Please use the filters to customise the listing on this page.

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Royal Holloway, University of London

Queen Mary University of London

University of Oxford, University of Bristol and University of Warwick

University of Liverpool

University of Oxford and University of Nottingham

University of Warwick

University of Oxford and University of Warwick

University of Edinburgh and University of Strathclyde

The University of Manchester

Loughborough University, Keele University and University of Nottingham 

University of Oxford

University of Nottingham, University of Liverpool, Newcastle University and Loughborough University

University of Bristol

University of Sheffield and University of Manchester

University of Nottingham and University College London

University of Cambridge

Heriot-Watt University, University of Dundee, University of Glasgow, University of St Andrews and University of Strathclyde

University of Oxford

University of Leeds

University College London

University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, University of Leeds and the British Geological Survey

Cardiff University, University of Bath and University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Newcastle University

University of Leeds

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