New SRPe Industry Doctorate Programme is Launched

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SRPe is delighted to announce the launch of its new SRPe Industry Doctorate Programme (SRPe-IDP).

A total of 12 project awards are available across the following SRPe strategic themes:

  • Engineering at the Life Sciences Interface

  • Infrastructure and Environment

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Successful projects will be driven by industry / technology-user demand and address key areas of  industrial / technology-user challenge, opportunity or skills development need from across a wide spectrum of organisations and industry / technology-user sectors.

The SRPe-IDP projects must be delivered collaboratively between an SRPe university and an industrial company / technology-user organisation.

The industrial company / technology-user organisation must act as a co-investigator / co-supervisor engaged directly with the research, and the SRPe university must be the lead applicant and academic supervisor / host.

Collaborative participation from a 2nd SRPe university is highly desirable and, whilst not a specific criterion for project eligibility, will be taken into consideration during the review process.

The SRPe-IDP will provide funding towards the fees and stipend at 50% (up to a maximum of £40K over 4 years), with the university and the industry / technology-user partner providing the remaining 50%, with the minimum threshold for industry / technology-user funding contribution set at 40%. All additional project costs are to be provided by the university and industry / technology-user organisation partner.

Projects funded under this scheme are due to commence between 1st October 2019 and 31st December 2019 and will be of 4 years duration.

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

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

Industrial companies / technology-user organisations who wish to explore the opportunities available under this scheme and the academic research expertise available across Scotland should contact SRPe on:

For more details of the various calls for applications, and guidance on how to apply, please visit our PhD Funding Opportunities page: