EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems
Fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships
including a studentship co-sponsored by the Simons Foundation.
Applications for 2016 entry now closed
Non-equilibrium processes underpin many challenging problems across the natural sciences. The mission of CANES is to train a new generation of researchers in cross-disciplinary approaches to non-equilibrium systems, focussing on the three key strands of theoretical modelling, simulation and data-driven analysis. It draws on a broad range of supervisor expertise in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Informatics, Computational and Systems Biomedicine, Earth and Environmental Sciences, including partners at Imperial College London, University College London and Queen Mary University London.
The training programme consists of a first year combining taught courses and research projects, leading to the award of an MSc. In years two to four, students will progress to the PhD component where the emphasis will shift to research. Structured training is delivered by a number of routes, which include open question sandpits, master classes, seminars, journal clubs and an annual retreat. Students will also be able to undertake internships at a broad range of industrial and international academic partners.
The Centre for Doctoral Training CANES offers:
Excellent undergraduates holding or expecting to gain a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent international qualification) with First Class honours in a relevant discipline including mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science, biophysics, geophysical sciences and computer science. A 2:1 (upper second class) honours degree (or international equivalent) may be acceptable depending on the candidate's academic background, including e.g. strong performance (predicted or achieved) in a Master's degree.
A strong background in quantitative science will be essential for students to take full advantage of the CANES training programme.
The Centre funds around 10 studentships each year. Each studentship is funded for 4 years. Funding covers:
The programme can support UK applicants as well as a limited number of students from the EU and overseas.
For further details and how to apply visit https://www.kcl.ac.uk/canes
Applications for 2016 entry now closed.
Applications received after this date will be considered where possible, particularly for candidates from outside the UK who may have later local deadlines.
Informal enquiries can be addressed to the CANES Centre Manager ([email protected]).