Kent receives national funding to support student science research

Kent has been awarded £655,780 from a new government Doctoral Training Partnership (DTPs) fund that is designed to help more students undertake doctoral studies in the sciences.

The funds for doctoral training will come from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and will support students entering training in the academic years beginning October 2018 and October 2019.

The grants will allow the University to be flexible in terms of student recruitment and retention, and to vary the length of support (between three and four years) dependent on the project.

Government Business Secretary Greg Clark said the funding would ensure universities were in a position to support students to undertake ‘ground-breaking research’ in areas ranging from healthcare and big data, to manufacturing and energy as part of the Industrial Strategy.

The funding from the government is being made available to 41 universities across the UK and will be allocated over the next two years.