Industrial Sponsorship Scheme

The University of Sheffield’s Industrial Doctorate Centre in Machining Science is seeking industrial sponsors to collaborate on four year Engineering Doctorate (EngD) research projects in the area of machining science. Projects will receive additional funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and sponsors may also be eligible for R&D tax credits.


This is an ideal opportunity for your company to be involved in creating and driving a research project tailored to your own company's development needs, with access to world class research facilities and experts in machining science. Joint industrial sponsorship of an EngD project is welcome where this is relevant.

Click here to download our latest IDC sponsor brochure (PDF)

Next steps


If you have a firm idea for an EngD project, you can complete the EngD Industry Sponsorship Proposal Form (email to request a form).  If (more likely) you wish to discuss potential project themes in more detail, please contact the Centre on the email below in the first instance.

Further details


For more information about the IDC, the EngD and to discuss potential sponsorship, please email


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