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EPSRC Doctoral Prize
UCL participates in the EPSRC Doctoral Prize scheme, which supports the award of fellowships of two year's duration. The scheme allows students to advance their PhD research as fellows. Students from other institutions may join UCL under this scheme.
All applications must name at least one UCL co-investigator.
It is expected that fellowships will be discrete research programmes, building significantly on work undertaken during the PhD, and containing substantive new work. Commercial, product or health-care outcomes are encouraged, although proposals targeting significant scholarly advancements in the domain of investigation are also actively considered.
Proposals should explain how the fellow will manage and lead the project, including the contribution that the current PhD supervisors and/or UCL co-investigators will make to support and enable this development. Any further career development that will be supported by the fellowship should be laid out.
Awards will be calculated subject to the standard starting salary for a UCL researcher, together with travel, consumable and equipment costs appropriate for the proposed project.
- The proposal must name at least one UCL co-investigator.
- The proposed project must be within the EPSRC funding remit.
- The candidate must have received EPSRC PhD funding prior to the award.
- The proposed project must be 2 years in duration.
- The candidate must submit their PhD before the project funding begins.
An overview of the panel review guidelines may also be accessed here.
Proposals should be led and submitted by the fellowship candidate, and take the form of a three A4 page case for support
(single-sided), containing an abstract and workplan addressing the priorities of the call, together with a statement on management and career development, and a cost justification for travel, consumables and equipment. It is expected that funds of up to £10K/annum will be considered reasonable, although it is recognised that this will vary by domain. The fellowship candidate and any co-investigators should be named, and nominal start and end dates should be given. A minimum font-size of 10pt,
with top and side margins of no less than 1cm should be used. A (short) candidate CV should be appended containing a (concise) statement of career goals, together with confirmation of support from the related Head of Department.
Recipients will be granted one calendar year to commence expenditure on their projects and should confirm their project start to the BEAMS Doctoral Training Manager. Where there is a delay, awards will be reduced or withdrawn.
Candidates are advised to discuss their application with the BEAMS Doctoral Training Manager prior to submission.