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Sponsor a Project

The IDC is continually looking for opportunities to work with companies to develop new Engineering Doctorate (EngD) projects for industry-sponsored Research Engineers.

Key benefits:

  • Working with a highly skilled and academically capable Research Engineer who is based with the sponsor for the duration of the four-year project, contributing directly to the sponsor’s commercial research priorities
  • Constant flow of cutting-edge ideas between the sponsor organisation and leading academics within the relevant field
  • Taught courses ensure the Research Engineer brings considerable specialist technical knowledge and capability to the project
  • Scheme supported by funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Continuous recruitment and flexible taught component delivery

Sponsor commitments:

  • Commit £20k p.a. in cash per Research Engineer for four years (SME rates negotiable)
  • To fund and supervise the research project over the duration of the four-year EngD programme, and to release the Research Engineer for study and attendance at taught courses (25% of the Research Engineer‘s time)
  • Within the company, to treat the Research Engineer as an employee, working normal company hours and entitled to normal holiday periods

Proposing a project:

  • Suitable projects can be proposed by industry at any time
  • Academic partners within the IDC can help with the formulation of project proposals
  • Sponsoring company is fully involved in the selection of a suitable candidate

For further information please contact Prof. Janice Barton at idc-composites@bristol.ac.uk.

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