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NMIS Industry Doctorate Programme – 4th 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 at least one 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 4th programme call are due to commence between 1st January 2020 and 31st March 2020.

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 ( by 5pm on Friday 18th October 2019. Applications received after this deadline will not be eligible.