Funding Opportunities

SRPe supports delivery of high quality industry focused doctorates to address key areas of high value skills need, research challenge and socio-economic opportunity across Scotland.

We also provide support for development of enhanced postgraduate and early career researcher skills and support towards development of European and wider international research collaboration and funding opportunities.


PhD Funding Opportunities

NMIS Industry Doctorate Programme - Call for Applications

SRPe invites applications to the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland Industry Doctorate Programme (NMIS-IDP) for projects that support the Scottish Government’s aim to make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise. It aims to make Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing. Industry, academia and public-sector support bodies will work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation in the sector.

Successful NMIS-IDP projects must be driven by industry demand and will address key areas of manufacturing challenge and skills development from across a wide spectrum of organisations and sectors. A defining characteristic of the NMIS-IDP is that the projects will address industry-driven challenges, with companies as co-investors and engaged directly with the research.

The NMIS Industry Doctorate Programme is delivered by SRPe as part of the Manufacturing Skills Academy of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland. The industry doctorates will be of up to four years’ duration.

Each project must be hosted by a SRPe university (lead supervisor) and sponsored by an industrial company (industry supervisor). Applications where there is a 2nd academic co-supervisor from any UK university are welcome.

The NMIS-IDP will provide funding towards the fees and stipend at 50% (up to a maximum of £40K over four years) with the University / Industry Sponsor providing the remaining 50%, with the minimum threshold for Industry funding set at 40%. All additional project costs are to be provided by the University / Industry Sponsor.

Projects under this call are due to commence between 1st October 2019 and 31st December 2019.

To submit an application please complete the NMIS-IDP Application Form following the guidance contained within the NMIS-IDP Application Guidance.

Completed application forms should be emailed, along with supporting documentation to Sarah Doherty, SRPe Administrator (sarah.doherty@srpe.ac.uk) by 5pm on Friday 31st May 2019. Applications received after this deadline will not be eligible.

Industrial companies who wish to explore the opportunities available under this scheme and the academic research expertise available across Scotland should contact SRPe on: contact@srpe.ac.uk

 
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SRPe Industry Doctorates

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PEER & PECRE Awards

Under the Scottish Funding Council's PEER and PECRE Schemes the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering provides funding to:

  • support Scotland’s mission to strengthen European and wider international research collaboration

  • support increased access to European funding

  • provide enhanced postgraduate and early career researcher skills and capabilities development opportunities

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Pools Engagement in European Research

(PEER)

Awards of between £2k and £10k

Pool Engagement in European Research (PEER) awards support engagement in European collaboration and funding opportunities, for example, networking, promoting research capabilities, developing collaborative relationships, policy influencing, project preparation, and the development of proposals.

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Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Exchanges (PECRE)

Awards of between £2k and £7.5k

Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Exchanges (PECRE) awards provide skills and capabilities development opportunities for postgraduates and early career researchers to build experience of international collaboration with academia and / or industry across Europe, North America, China and India.

 
 

How to Apply

The 2018/19 call for applications is now closed

A FURTHER CALL WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN SPRING 2019, FOR PROJECTS TAKING PLACE IN THE 2019/20 ACADEMIC YEAR.

IF YOU WISH TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SRPe PEER & PECRE SCHEME, PLEASE CONTACT Sarah Doherty, SRPe Administrator (sarah.doherty@srpe.ac.uk)