UK ICT Pioneers 2015 – EOI Call

UK ICT Pioneers is a unique partnership between Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and key stakeholders that aims to recognise the most exceptional UK doctoral students in ICT-related topics who are able to communicate and demonstrate the excellence and exploitation potential of their research.

You may submit your application in up to two of the competition categories, listed below:
— Technology Everywhere
— Transforming Society
— Information Overload
— Future ICT

This exciting competition is open to all UK students in the final two years of their doctoral training. The prizes, like last year, will consist of the top 15 applicants showcasing their research potential in London, followed by a selection of 3 finalists gaining awards of £2000. After the final 3 are selected, an “Elevator Pitch” will take place to find a single winner, who will in turn gain an additional £1000.

The closing date for EOI submission is Thursday 16th April at 12pm.

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BFWG Doctoral Student Scholarships – Competition

The 2015 British Federation of Women Graduates scholarship competition is now open. These awards are aimed at female doctoral students (PhD, DPhil or equivalent), and are given on the basis of academic excellence (demonstrated via in depth completion of the application form), referee reports and, for those shortlisted, brief presentations of their research to a panel of academics. The amounts offered in awards range upwards from £1000 with the average award being around £3000. The number of awards made each year depends on the funds available and on the quality of the applications but six to ten awards are usually given. The final selection is made in June/July of each year and awards are given out in October/November.

To be eligible, you must have begun full time doctoral studies between September 1st 2012 and October 31st 2013. Part time students should be in the equivalent of their third year of doctoral research in October 2015. Applicants should NOT be expecting to complete their theses before the end of February 2016.

The deadline for applications is the 27th March 2015.

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Industrial CASE PhD Studentships – Call

Smith Inst

The Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering has been allocated 4 Studentships from EPSRC Industrial CASE Studentships to support postgraduate researchers working on new industrial-academic collaborations in mathematics. In general, they are looking for projects that combine a significant mathematical research challenge with the prospect of commercial impact.

To be eligible as a CASE partner, companies must have an established UK-based research and/or commercial production capability. These studentships must be placed with a Research Organisation that receives Doctoral Training Grant funding from EPSRC.

Companies and University departments wishing to propose a CASE project through the Smith Institute prepare, using the form designed for the purpose, a proposal containing a brief outline of the project and a description of the associated industrial outcomes, which is returned electronically to Melvin Brown by the submission deadline.

Deadline for applications – 27th February 2015, please contact your Research Facilitation Team if you intend to apply.
For the application form – Email Melvin Brown (
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Toshiba Research Fellowship Programme


Applications for the Toshiba Research Fellowship Programme 2015 are now open. This scheme provides an excellent opportunity for PhD research students to gain a rare experience of working in a leading technology company’s R&D labs in Japan for up to 2 years, allowing them to conduct new research within their field and learn about key R&D techniques as well as about different country and workplace cultures.

To be eligible, you must:
— Be a PhD-level researcher
— Be of EU nationality
— Be based in a UK academic or Government institution at the time of application (studying or working)
— Have no more than 10 year’s post-Doctoral experience
— Have completed their PhD by the time they begin working for Toshiba in Japan.

The deadline for paper applications is 5th December 2014

To find out more, and view the Research Topics, Click here (PDF)
To register your interest and request a paper application, Click here