EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships

University of Bristol

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships 2016/17 at the University of Bristol

The University of Bristol invites applications from outstanding PhD researchers for the University of Bristol EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships, which are available to both internal and external candidates. The Fellowships are designed to support recently graduated and soon-to-graduate PhD students, and will enable the successful applicants to take the first steps in their research career.

Applicants must have submitted their PhD thesis by the application deadline, and must have received EPSRC funding for their PhD in the form of stipend or fee support


The EPSRC Doctoral Prize is a prestigious scheme for the very best EPSRC-funded PhD graduates, offering an exciting and supportive environment to launch a research career at the University of Bristol. The scheme offers outstanding candidates the opportunity to work alongside one of our world-class research teams on a bespoke research programme of their own design. The scheme is intended to provide a platform for the best researchers to accelerate a successful career in independent research, to develop academic leadership potential and the rounded skillsets necessary for success, and take steps towards, for example, a permanent academic post or a further prestigious externally-funded fellowship.

The Prize is not to be viewed as an opportunity to complete PhD work, although an application that would reflect a continuation and development of specific work from the applicant’s PhD that will result in publications or a research funding application is welcomed. The expectation is that successful candidates will take their research to the next level, for example, through delivering a high-impact fundamental research breakthrough, or transferring existing PhD research into a completely different area to exploit new interdisciplinary research opportunities.

For more information on the EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowships scheme and benefits and how to apply please download and review carefully the attached documents.

Closing date for applications is Monday 31st October 2016.

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