Fully funded PhD studentships at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen
Do you want your PhD study to be part of a meaningful contribution towards a net-zero energy system?
Are you curious to discover how an energy research environment can be enriched through different perspectives from fellow researchers?
Can you contribute to the research and development of hydrogen-based solutions needed to meet the net-zero challenge?
An exciting PhD experience
The Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough, Birmingham and Ulster have joined forces to become a national Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen (SusHy CDT). The SusHy CDT is collaborating with over 40 companies and organisations to provide a new integrated PhD experience. You will join a multidisciplinary team of PhD researchers, supervised by world leading experts, with access to excellent research facilities across the Universities and our collaboration partners.
At the SusHy CDT, we recruit people with high academic ability and we aim to create a gender-balanced multidisciplinary team from a broad range of races, cultures, and social backgrounds. We are interested in your life experience, because we know there are too many technologies that unintentionally fail sections of the population (e.g. smart technologies developed using biased datasets). We believe listening to different perspectives can inform and improve our research. Diversity in our staff, partners and students helps us to challenge theories and improve understanding in order to design optimal hydrogen-based solutions. Being willing to share your insights is crucial to achieving a vibrant and creative research environment, contributing to the shared aim of investigating hydrogen innovations to meet the global energy challenge
Investment in you
The integrated PhD in Sustainable Hydrogen is a 4-year programme which, in addition to your research project, will include a combination of taught skills and experiential learning. The training programme we offer will support you throughout your PhD journey, providing the multidisciplinary training you’d expect, but also developing entrepreneurial, managerial and project skills along with the skills needed to communicate your ideas to a wide range of audiences. In addition, we provide opportunities to develop your skills through industrial secondments, outreach activities, industry challenge events and writing retreats. The SusHy community looks to support our new recruits providing advice and guidance before starting your PhD and we have a Buddy Scheme to help you transition to PhD life. SusHy offers free membership to our partner organisations, the Women’s Engineering Society and Women in Science and Engineering, and new female students will have a stakeholder mentor, who will be able to share valuable insights from their career.
Join our research community
The SusHy CDT studentship covers UK tuition fees and provides a tax-free stipend of £17,509 pa. Studentship eligibility criteria are defined by the EPSRC.
Candidates need to show in their application an ability equivalent to a 1st or 2(i) honours degree or a postgraduate Masters with distinction. Candidates with backgrounds in all disciplines will be considered as a wide variety of projects are available. Applications are welcomed from candidates who have taken a non-traditional route, for example those who may have spent time in industry and are looking to return to education. International applicants will need to meet the relevant English language requirements.