Doctoral Training Grants awarded to Edinburgh University
On February 13, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced the award of £9.7 million of Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs) to six Scottish universities. The fortunate universities are those of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, St Andrews, Strathclyde and Heriot-Watt University.EPSRC is the UK's physical science and engineering funding body that annually invests around £740 million in different science and engineering projects. This year, it awarded £82m in grants to a total of 45 universities and higher education institutions in the UK, which will benefit more than 1200 PhD students.To broaden the student experience, 10 per cent of the funding will be spent on industry-related training. The Chief Executive of EPSRC, Professor David Delpy, believes that by investing in future PhD students these grants will help drive the UK's economy.More information on the grants and EPSRC can be found on www.epsrc.ac.uk.