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UKRI backs 200 PhDs with industrial studentship funding

   

Co-operative Awards in Science and Technology scheme will channel £24 million to university research work

More than 200 PhD students have won funding for university-based research projects via a £24 million scheme from the UK’s national funder and businesses including Rolls Royce, Unilever and GSK.

The 204 students will work on research projects co-developed by the industrial partners and their host universities, while gaining skills for future roles in academia and industry, UK Research and Innovation said on 25 August. Its Industrial Co-operative Awards in Science and Technology are supported with £18m from UKRI’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and £6.7m from 35 industrial partners.

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