MRes + PhD studentships at the EPSRC CDT in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment

University of Cambridge - EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment (FIBE-CDT)

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment (FIBE-CDT) in Cambridge University is  currently looking to recruit talented students for a number of fully funded studentships to carry out cutting edge research within a broad range of both core and interdisciplinary civil engineering topics. Successful applicants will join an innovative model of doctoral education focused on cohort-based training.

The MRes+ PhD programme is structured as a 1 year MRes + 3 year PhD. You will undertake training in both core civil engineering subjects and specialist modules to develop your research interests and prepare you for your PhD studies. The MRes programme is designed to allow you to explore your interests through labs, courses, group projects and involvement with industry partners.

The I+ Programme combines industry experience with cutting edge research in civil engineering, delivered in collaboration with a range of top-tier contractors and industry consultants. Successful applicants will spend 1 year working with an industry partner, prior to starting the 1 year MRes + 3 year PhD programme at the FIBE CDT at the University of Cambridge. The salary during the year in industry will be provided by the I+ partner.

The FIBE-CDT's research and training activities focus on integrating Cambridge's internationally recognised strength in structures, geotechnics, materials, construction, sustainable development, building physics and water and waste within the wider context of related engineering disciplines, architecture, the sciences, land economy, manufacturing, business, economics, policy and social science, and also includes entrepreneurial training delivered in collaboration with the Judge Business School.

A number of fully funded EPSRC FIBE CDT studentships, which cover both fees and a tax-free stipend (currently set at £14,553 per annum), are currently available for students meeting the EPSRC funding requirements for UK residency. Fees only studentships are available for students meeting EU residency requirements. Students may also be eligible for other sources of funding. A summary of the funding requirements can be found at


Please note the following deadlines where applicable:




USA only

Gates USA

11th October 2017

inc. US citizens outside USA

Gates International

6th December 2017 

inc. USA

Cambridge Trust – International students

6th December 2017 


Cambridge Trust - UK/EU students

4th January 2018 

* EU – fees only

EPSRC FIBE-CDT studentships

Application round Deadlines
1st round: 4th January 2018
2nd round: 31st March 2018
Last round: 30th June 2018


For more information on the Cambridge Trust scholarship, please see the link:   
For more information on the Gates Cambridge scholarship, please see the link:

Students are normally expected to have a 2.1 or 1st class honours degree from a civil engineering background or other cognate disciplines. The current round of recruitment closes on 4th January 2018, the next round on 31st March 2018 and the final round closes on 30th June 2018

While applications are considered on a rolling basis, early application is strongly encouraged.

I+ application, see;
MRes + PhD application, see

Apply online at , stating course code EGEGR3 (EPSRC CDT MRes+PhD Future Infrastructure & Built Environment).


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