CA004437-000050EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience (WIRe)
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience (WIRe)
Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding PhD opportunity?
Globally, one in four cities is facing water stress, and the projected demand for water in 2050 is set to increase by 55%. Placing an inspirational student experience at the centre of our delivery model, the Water Infrastructure and Resilience Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) will nurture a new generation of research leaders to provide the multi-disciplinary, disruptive thinking to enhance the resilience of new and existing water infrastructure.
The CDT is run by three world leading water research groups at internationally leading universities:
You will have the opportunity to develop solutions that consider the complexity of water infrastructure through whole systems thinking and carry out research and training using large scale experimental facilities and observatories. Supported by more than twenty industry and end-user partners, you will:
Work on PhD projects that have been co-created with industry and end-user partners
Carry out an industrial placement and an overseas placement
Undertake a bespoke training programme with your cohort peer group to obtain the technical and professional skills required to lead research in water resilience.
Hands on training and research using large scale experimental facilities
Receive an enhanced stipend, with fees paid
Applicants should have a minimum equivalent to a UK upper second class degree (2.1) and preferably an MSc in a relevant subject.
We are an inclusive and diverse doctoral centre and welcome applications from all highly motivated individuals, regardless of background, identity or disability.
The studentships are open to UK and international students (including EU countries) however due to funding rules, no more than 30% of the projects in this cohort can be allocated to international students.
Funding and Application
All eligible students will receive an enhanced stipend with fees paid. All training and placement (overseas/industry) costs will also be covered, subject to supervisor approval.
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