London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand
Molecular Modelling & Materials Science
Virtual Environments, Imaging & Visualisation
Applying Mathematics and Physics to the complexity of life.
DTP Awards allow Faculties, Departments and Centres to develop pilot Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). DTPs - Doctoral Training Programmes - are intended to build critical mass in areas of science that are unserved by centres at UCL. They should aim to attract significant external funds and expect to become self-sustaining.
Proposals must include a commitment of at least two studentships by the proposing unit(s). These may be departmental studentships, project studentships, industry funded studentships, or commitments obtained by partnering with other centres. A DTP award releases two further studentships, making at least four in total.
Awards are for one cohort only. DTPs are invited to apply for renewal on an annual basis.
DTPs should target areas which are not already served by centres at UCL. Proposals will also be assessed for competitiveness against other UK institutions. It is expected that DTPs will include a taught component in year 1, for which MRes is the default.
Proposals should explain how the DTP will build critical mass within UCL. Evidence of a healthy and sustainable student supervisor network should be provided.
DTPs should expect to become self-sustaining. Proposals should include a business plan and qualified fund-raising targets for the first three years of operation.
- The proposed programme must commence in October of the next calendar year.
- The proposed programme must be within the EPSRC funding remit.
- Proposing units must bring forward a commitment of at least two studentships.
- DTPs must include a year one taught component for which MRes is the default.
- DTPs must not duplicate existing postgraduate training provisions at UCL.
- Students funded by the award must be eligible for EPSRC funding.
An overview of the panel review guidelines may also be accessed here.
Proposals should be in the form of a two A4 page case for support (single-sided), addressing the priorities of the call. A business case should be stated, together with a competitor analysis and plans for marketing and recruitment. The Programme Director(s), advisors and key support staff should be named, and the masters level taught component should be specified. A minimum font-size of 10pt, with top and side margins of no less than 1cm should be used. Preliminary confirmation of the proposed studentship commitments should be appended.
All supporting documentation must be submitted with the application by the closing date. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
DTP awards will be retracted where none of the studentship commitments brought forward in the proposal have been secured by the time of enrollment. DTP Director(s) are responsible for updating the BEAMS Doctoral Training Manager on the status of commitments.