Centres for Doctoral Training

Centres for Doctoral Training exercise 2023

In November 2022, EPSRC launched a funding opportunity for Centres for Doctoral Training to start from 2024. Further information is available on the funding opportunity page.

Centres for Doctoral Training exercise 2018

EPSRC launched a funding opportunity for Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) on 17 January 2018, with the outcome announcement made on 4 February 2019. Seventy-five Centres were funded to support five cohorts of students, with the first students starting in autumn 2019. The funding opportunity documents (outline and full proposal) provide a record of the funding opportunity process.

The 2018 CDTs have a requirement to provide the following to their students:

The 2018 CDTs also have a requirement to embed equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into all aspects of the research and training practices. More information can be found on our equality and diversity pages.

Alongside the EPSRC CDT exercise, UKRI made an additional investment in research training of relevance to artificial intelligence (AI). This investment supported 16 UKRI AI CDTs. For further details on the UKRI AI CDTs please visit the UKRI AI web page: UKRI artificial intelligence Centres for Doctoral Training.


If you want to find out more about the 2018 funded centres you can:

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Email: students@epsrc.ukri.org

Last updated: 13 October 2023

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