EPSRC CDT Project Application Call - Closed for intake 2020


We have received applications from prospective supervisors for Cohort 2 - Intake 2020. We are currently reviewing them and will be releasing succesful projects for students to apply to via FindAPhD.com very soon.


For information and consideration for next year

Project applicationbs from prospective supervisors for linked MRes/PhD projects, for the October 2021 intake of students to the EPSRC CDT in Next Generation Synthesis and Reaction Technology, will be released in summer 2020.

The CDT runs the studentship programme as an integrated (1+3) package, where students will be required to undertake the MRes in Advanced Molecular Synthesis and progress (if suitable) to a PhD.

To apply, please download or find the EPSRC CDT React Application Form and Guidelines

Please note key details and dates for this call below.

  • Please refer to the EPSRC Studentship Proposal Application guidelines on page 4 before completing the application
  • The CDT aims to operate on a transparent process for project selection; applications will only qualify if they fit the CDT remit and this will be filtered by the CDT directors before being disseminated to interested Industrial Advisory Board members who may wish to fully or co-fund some projects with CDT. The remaining projects are then circulated back to the consortium for scoring (applicants to omit scoring their own) and they will be scored on the basis of the project’s assessed component (Science, Innovation, Multidisciplinary, Synergy, Feasibility and Impact).

The specific remit of the CDT is to educate a critical mass of researchers with the ability to collect data using automated, high-throughput reaction platforms, and to apply quantitative and statistical approaches to data analysis and utilisation, thus increasing the resilience of the UK’s workforce and the productivity of its chemistry-reliant industries.