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EPSRC Quantum Technologies Doctoral Training Partnerships – 2024/25

PGR-F-372

Key facts

Deadline
Monday 10 June 2024
Funding start date
Tuesday 1 October 2024
Number of funding places
7
Country eligibility
UK only
Source of funding
Doctoral training partnership
Schools
School of Chemical and Process Engineering, School of Chemistry, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, School of Physics and Astronomy
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

We are offering a highly competitive EPSRC Quantum Technologies Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship includes the award of fees, together with a tax-free maintenance grant of 19,237 GBP per year for 3.5 years. This opportunity is open to UK applicants only. Training and support is included in this studentship.<br /> <br /> The EPSRC Quantum Technologies Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship is linked to specific projects, which can be found below in the Linked Project Opportunities section. You can apply separately to multiple projects.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<p>Please refer to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/">UKCISA</a>&nbsp;website for&nbsp;information regarding Fee Status for Non-UK Nationals.</p> <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>Over the next decade, Quantum technologies are set to revolutionise many aspects of life in the UK and bring enormous benefits to the UK economy, society and the way we can protect our planet. In light of this, these studentships are designed to capitalise on the UK&rsquo;s world-leading position in Quantum technologies by developing the next generation of experts across a range of theoretical and experimental projects, from new materials to developing control system methodologies.</p> <p><strong>Description</strong></p> <p>Quantum technologies exploit the unique properties of quantum physics to achieve functionality and performance that cannot be achieved using classical physics. Technologies based on these phenomena will one day provide solutions to surpass the performance of classical computing, and deliver new frontiers in sensing, timing, imaging and communications.</p> <p>The UK already has a world-leading position in Quantum and this remains a significant priority technology for the government. To deliver on this potential, the UK needs to build a diverse workforce that can drive the growing quantum industry and unlock the economic and societal benefits in the future.&nbsp;To that end, the <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/">Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences</a> at the University of Leeds is pleased to offer 7 EPSRC Quantum Technologies Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentships to develop the next generation of expertise.</p> <p>This funding offer is linked to a selection of theoretical and experimental project opportunities covering the development of materials and control of quantum states; to the design of methodologies for quantum communications and the simulation of qubits.</p> <p>Whilst recipients of these studentships will form a Quantum technologies cohort, significantly enhancing the opportunity for peer-to-peer support and the scope for targeted activities; the students will also benefit from being embedded in the Faculty&rsquo;s vibrant postgraduate researcher community and proximity to related expertise across materials science, physics, computing and engineering areas.</p> <p>In conjunction, and dependent on the project, the students will benefit from the Faculty&rsquo;s state-of-the-art materials fabrication and characterisation facilities located in the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/bragg-centre-materials-research">Bragg Centre for Materials Research</a>, including the <a href="https://cleanroom.leeds.ac.uk/">Leeds Nanotechnology Cleanroom</a> and the <a href="https://condensed-matter.leeds.ac.uk/facilities/materials-growth/royce-deposition-system/">Royce Deposition System</a>.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>All formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University website</a>. Please apply for the specific linked project that you are interested in and state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is <em><strong>EPSRC Quantum Technologies&nbsp;Doctoral Training Studentship</strong></em> and that the programme you are applying for is <em><strong>EPSRC DTP Engineering &amp; Physical Sciences.</strong></em></p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis. &nbsp;Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the supervisors for an informal discussion before making a formal application. &nbsp;We also advise that you apply at the earliest opportunity as the application and selection process may close early, should we receive a sufficient number of applications or that a suitable candidate is appointed.</p> <p>Please note that you must provide the following documents at the point you submit your application:</p> <ul> <li>Full Transcripts of all degree study or if in final year of study, full transcripts to date</li> <li>Personal Statement outlining your interest in the project</li> <li>CV</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

As these projects span multiple Schools, please consider the requirements in line with the host school for the selected project, which are as follows:<br /> <br /> The School of Computing English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in reading, listening and speaking or equivalent. <br /> <br /> All other schools: The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. <br /> <br /> The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course to be valid.<br />

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information regarding your application, please contact Doctoral College Admissions by email to <a href="mailto:phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk">phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk</a></p> <p>For further information regarding the scientific content of a specific project linked to this funding, please contact the supervisors using the contact details listed within the project advert.</p> <p>For information about Quantum Technologies or the Bragg Centre for Materials Research, please email <a href="mailto:BraggCentre@leeds.ac.uk">BraggCentre@leeds.ac.uk</a>.</p>


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