How to apply
Apply Now! Applications for fully funded PhD studentships commencing in September 2018 are being accepted
We invite applications from graduates in Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Geography and Computer Science who have demonstrated excellence at Undergraduate or Master’s level. Applicants should have an interest in specific aspects of water and informatics, and are expected to demonstrate creativity and be open-minded to collaborative work and innovation.
WISE CDT students starting in September 2018 will receive a stipend of £14,777 (similar to a salary). Students also receive a Research Training Support Grant of up to £11,650 over the duration of the four-year studentship.
To apply for a WISE CDT PhD studentship, please provide the following:
- A completed Outline Application for EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training Water Informatics
- An academic CV
- Two academic references (two written references, or full contact details for two referees)
- A transcript of marks of your studies to date
- Evidence of English language proficiency for non-nationals of a majority English speaking country. Please see individual institution websites for further information: University of Bath; University of Bristol; Cardiff University; University of Exeter.
Your completed application should be emailed to the WISE CDT admissions team at <email@example.com>. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview at your preferred research institution. Applications are shared with academic members of staff across the four partner universities. Prior to submitting your application, you are advised to read the University of Exeter’s Data Protection Statement.
For a September 2018 start, the deadline for applications is 30 June 2018. Offers are made on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply early.
We are also able to offer two additional studentships for a September 2018 start:
- This project is titled ‘Smart operational control for reduced discolouration risk in self-cleaning water distribution systems’ and is linked with United Utilities. For further information and to apply for this particular opportunity, please click here. The closing date for applications is midnight on 23/04/18. Please quote reference 3107 on your application and in any correspondence about this project.
- This project is titled ‘Microplastics in Wastewater’ and is linked with UKWIR (UK Water Industry Research). For further information and to apply for this particular opportunity, please click here. The closing date for applications is midnight on 10/05/18. Please qoute reference 3141 on your application and in any correspondence about this project.
Eligibility for funding
Up to 20 fully funded four-year PhD studentships are available each year for UK and EU applicants. All successful applicants will be offered a WISE CDT PhD studentship which covers both tuition fees and a tax-free living allowance for the duration of the four-year programme. The number of studentships available to EU applicants may be limited due to funding eligibility requirements, however we encourage all interested parties to submit an application. International students are welcome to apply to the CDT programme if they are able to provide their own source of funding. Please find more guidelines from the EPSRC here.
Please note: applications to the WISE CDT are not passed along to other postgraduate programmes at the four partner universities. All applicants are welcome to apply to any other postgraduate programmes through the standard online channels on the websites for Exeter, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff.
For further information about applying for a studentship, please contact the WISE CDT Admin. Team here.