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ESPRC Doctoral Prizes 2024

Eng.& Physical Sciences

Location:  UK Other
Closing Date:  Friday 07 June 2024
Reference:  ENG1761

ESPRC Doctoral Prizes 2024         

The EPSRC Doctoral Prize provides opportunities for the most outstanding EPSRC-funded PhD students to receive up to 12 months of additional support following their PhD. It is designed to offer support and flexibility and is targeted at excellent scientists and engineers who wish to establish a research career.

The EPSRC Doctoral Prize aims to develop independent researchers. Applicants are encouraged to move into new areas of research and demonstrate the ability to work independently from their former PhD supervisor.

The scheme aims to provide career development beyond the end of the PhD and specifically to increase the impact of the PhD in terms of publications, knowledge transfer and outreach activities as a first step into an independent research career. It also aims to develop independent researchers.

In this call, there are up to six Doctoral Prize Awards on offer.


You must have received support for your PhD studies from the EPSRC (fees/stipend) before the Doctoral Prize start date, and submitted a PhD between 1 January 2024 and 31 December2024 (viva does not need to have taken place)

Length of Tenure

Up to 12 months. The start date is flexible; however, the earliest start date is 1 October 2024. 


A Doctoral Prize salary of £36,024 (R&T4a spine point 29) per annum (subject to PAYE and NI) with research expenses of up to £5,000.

Subject Areas covered

Science, Engineering and Technology, Medicine within the EPSRC remit

Application Documents are available here: 

Further details are available from 

Guidance is provided within the application documents.

Closing date: 12:00 noon Friday 7 June 2024 Applicant must complete online Equal Opportunity Form, and send completed forms to by 12:00 noon Friday 7 June 2024

Interviews are expected to take place in July 2024





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