Are you the next future technology leader, aspiring to change the world through robotics?
Applications are invited for fully-funded four-year PhD studentships in the world’s first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics. This prestigious centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Lincoln, Cambridge and East Anglia, supported by industry leaders such as:
There are ten studentships available as part of the second cohort, starting in September 2020. Fifty studentships will be awarded, in total, over five years. Please note that due to funder restrictions, we are unable to accept applications from international candidates for September 2020.
Based in a vibrant and research-intensive environment, all students will study for an MSc in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the University of Lincoln, gaining foundational knowledge and skills. Successful students will also benefit from guest lectures, seminars and workshops from University of Cambridge and University of East Anglia supervisors.
Students will continue to study for a PhD at their chosen host institution (either the University of Lincoln, University of Cambridge or the University of East Anglia), investigating a research area that links both an identified industry need and individual academic interests, helping to develop a new generation of robotics systems across the food supply chain.
An integrated research training programme will take place throughout both the MSc and PhD phases, enabling students to specialise between possible career routes including ‘engineer’, ‘executive’, ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘academic researcher’, with training courses tailored to each of these directions. Students will also benefit from participation in the CDT’s annual summer schools and conferences.
The AgriFoRwArdS CDT provides a unique blend of technical expertise, outstanding research environments and integral industry collaboration in Agri-Food Robotics. Our fully-funded studentship package includes:
Students can also benefit from:
The current round of applications closes on 30th April 2020. Places are limited so early application is advised.
The CDT in Agri-Food Robotics and Autonomous Systems (AgriFoRwArdS) is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).