EPSRC announces 75 new Centres for Doctoral Training

Medicines Discovery Catapult

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded a total of £446 million in funding for 75 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) to address UK skills needs at the doctoral level.

In total, 354 proposals were submitted from 73 institutions, the value of all proposals submitted was around £1.9 billion. Congratulations to all those who achieved successful bids.

Medicines Discovery Catapult is proud to act as an industry partner, supporting King’s College and Imperial College London whose bid was successful in establishing a CDT in Smart Medical Imaging.

As an industry partner, Medicines Discovery Catapult will provide strategic insight shaping the direction of the programme, join the industry advisory boards, provide project-specific technical expertise and guidance, student mentorship and industrial student placements.

Dr Philippa Hart and Dr Juliana Maynard, Lead Scientists at Medicines Discovery Catapult, say:

“King’s and Imperial College London created a compelling collaborative CDT programme. They will leverage the full potential of Medical Imaging and train the next generation of multi-disciplinary scientists – vital for the future of medicines discovery in order to bring therapeutics to patients in a rapid and informed manner.”

The centres established as a result of this funding will train the research leaders of the future, bringing together diverse areas of expertise to train engineers and scientists with the skills, knowledge and creativity to tackle the UK’s evolving issues and future challenges.

Read the full announcement at the EPSRC website >