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Oct 2012 Entry

The School of Engineering is pleased to announce funding for seven PhD studentships in Engineering. In order to attract the best and brightest PhD students, the School seeks to offer not only unparalleled research facilities and superb supervision, but also to provide development opportunities which will support our research students as they progress beyond their PhD, through an innovative programme of integrated research, training and career development.

These exciting scholarship provide a valuable opportunity for postgraduate research students to undertake a package of training and development which will help them to develop the necessary skills required to meet their career choices and offer them a breadth of development opportunities in areas such as teaching, public engagement, entrepreneurship, and research.  Full details of the scheme are available from the Scholarships Office.

Research Areas
Applications will be considered in the following areas (for more details see www.see.ed.ac.uk/drupal/research.html)
    Engineering PhDs, University of Edinburgh
  • Institute for Materials and Processes (IMP)
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Carbon Capture
    • Conservation Materials Science
    • Extreme Conditions Science
    • Technology Management
    • Materials Simulations & Design
    • Mesomechanics of Materials
    • Multi-Phase Flows & Complex Fluids
    • Snow & Ice
  • Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS)
    • Neural & Neuromorphic Computation
    • System-Level Integration
    • Mixed-Mode VLSI
    • CMOS Sensors & Systems
    • IC/Microelectronics Process Development
    • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
    • Microelectronic
    • Miniature Displays and Applied Optics
    • Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD)
  • Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM)
    • Signal Processing
    • Communications Systems
    • Communication Interface Research
  • Institute for Energy Systems (IES)
    • Marine Energy
    • Power Systems
    • Energy and Climate
    • Machines and Power Electronics
    • Innovation and Policy
  • Institute for Infrastructure and Environment (IIE)
    • Environmental Engineering
    • NDT and Construction Management
    • Silos and Granular Solids
    • Structures
    • Fire Safety Engineering
    • Membrane Technology
Eligibility and Funding

Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and hold (or be expected to gain) either a first class honours degree (or the international equivalent) or an MSc with distinction (or the international equivalent).

Due to funding restrictions five of the studentships are open to UK and EU students, while the remaining two are also available to International students through the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship awards

Application Procedure

To apply you must

a) Complete an online application form for a research degree in the appropriate research institute, and

b) Complete an online application form for the Principal's Career Development Scholarship, and

c) If you are an overseas student: Complete an online application form for the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

In the EUCLID application form you must provide two academic references, copies of transcripts and degree certificates, English language certificate if appropriate and complete the personal statement.  Your research topic must be taken from the above list, and a short description of the reasons for your interest in it provided.  Detailed project proposals, and letters of support from prospective PhD supervisors are not required at this time, and will not be considered by the Awards Committee.

The awards committee will consider
  • your academic qualifications and prior experience
  • relevant knowledge/training skills
  • your personal statement
  • any academic publications you have
  • reports from your academic referees


To be considered, you must ensure that we have received all application documents including references by 1st February, 2012.

Interviews (and tours of Schools facilities) will be held in Edinburgh during the week of the 5th to the 9th of March 2012. For candidates who find it difficult to travel to Edinburgh interviews may be held by videoconference or SKYPE

If you have not been invited for interview by the 24th of February, please consider that your application has been unsuccessful.

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