The standard industrial sponsor contribution for a four year EngD studentship is £68,000 (£17,000 pa), which is matched by ESPRC (see box below for more details). Sponsors may also be able to claim Research and Development tax credits. Projects funded through AMRC Directed Generic Funding require a contribution of £20,000 pa.
Standard EngD in Machining Science Sponsorship Package
Industrial Sponsor Contribution is £68,000* (£17,000 per annum)
matched by EPSRC Contribution of £68,000.
£10k for project experimental costs*
£10k for expenses relating to the studentship – eg conferences, travel, laptop, safety equipment etc
£88k for student stipend* and academic fees
£26k contribution to group training and activities and administration.
* The standard sponsorship package assumes that project experimental costs will not exceed £10k; if this is not the case sponsors may need to provide additional funds /resources. Sponsors may also choose to top up the standard student stipend (£18,000 per annum) to attract the most talented students.