The Universities of Exeter, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff invite applications for 4-year fully-funded PhD studentships (starting in October 2014) as part of its EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics: Science and Engineering (WISE). This new centre-of-excellence will act as a hub of international and industrial collaborations, training scientists and engineers with the relevant skills, knowledge and professional attributes to across industry and academia.
All four universities have strong links with internationally competitive research groups, most of which are from within the subject areas of water informatics, science and engineering. The WISE CDT will link with other traditionally separate disciplines relevant to sustainable water management, ranging from statistics to social sciences, geography, psychology and economics. The WISE CDT partners also work closely with a huge range of local, national and global companies in both the public and private sectors. Students who wish to undertake an optional Industrial or overseas placement will be offered a chance to spend up to 6 months working with industrial or overseas academic supervisors to engage in industry-relevant research or to work with academics from world-leading institutions.
We invite applications from graduates in Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Computer Science that have demonstrated excellence at the undergraduate or MSc level in a relevant subject. Applicants should have an interest in specific aspects of water and informatics, and are expected to demonstrate creativity and be open-minded to collaborative work and innovation.
Full scholarships (up to 20 per year), including a stipend to cover living expenses and fees, are available to UK/EU students at standard EPSRC rates. A small number of these may also be available to International students. Industry-orientated studentships may also include a top-up to the stipend.