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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER)

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER)

50 funded PhD studentships will be available over the next 5 years for UK and EU students.

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding PhD opportunity?

Water-WISER offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the generation of new knowledge about sustainable water, sanitation and waste management services to improve infrastructure and services for the poorest and most marginalised members of our global community.

The CDT is hosted by three world leading water, sanitation and waste management research centres, each with a pedigree of more than 40 years of relevant research and teaching experience, namely:

What are the unique features and benefits of a Water-WISER studentship?

  • A carefully crafted 4 year MSc and PhD programme of trans-disciplinary training will develop the requisite skills to solve complex problems and engineer solutions to infrastructure and service delivery challenges in the global south;
  • Studentship funding includes a minimum 6 month industry placement or in country field work opportunity;
  • Whilst hosted at a specific centre, you will also engage in a programme of stimulating technical and professional training with cohort peers in partner institutions;
  • Research will be co-designed with and supported by industry partners and implementing agencies to ensure relevance and impact;
  • Coordination and management provided by [email protected], one of the biggest inter-disciplinary water research initiatives in the world
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER)

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant subject. We also recognise relevant industrial and academic experience.

Funding

A full standard studentship, consisting of academic fees and a maintenance grant. Additional funding for 6 month industry placement or in country field work opportunity, subject to approval by supervisors. See website for details.

Deadline

Application deadline: 15 April 2019.
Invitations to interviews and assessment will be made by 28 April 2019.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on 13 or 14 May 2019.

Further information

Visit our website.

Interested applicants can join an introductory webinar which will take place on 14th March 10am - 12.00noon (GMT) at:
lboro.adobeconnect.com/waterwiser


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