The Sheffield Centre for Robotics (www.scentro.ac.uk) has an EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant (DTG) studentship for 2013/14. The studentship will provide standard research council support for home students (tuition fees plus maintenance of Â£13,726 per year) for 3.5 years.
Support is available for projects in the areas of assistive and field robotics, and the award will be made to a strong student whose skills, enthusiasm and expertise can be matched to a suitable supervisory team. Applicants should indicate general areas in robotics in which they would like to pursue research, please see the SCentRo website (www.scentro.ac.uk) for ideas of current areas of interest.
It is expected that the successful applicant will be co-supervised by two University of Sheffield departments.
You must have a good honours degree (at least 2:1) in an appropriate discipline. A relevant Masters degree and/or experience in robotics would be an advantage.
The deadline for applications is Friday 30 August 2013.
Applications should be made using the Universityâs postgraduate admissions form available at http://www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply, indicating clearly that funding is sought from the Sheffield Centre for Robotics EPSRC DTG award.
For details of the EPSRC eligibility requirements go to
Please note that, under these requirements, only UK residents are eligible for full support, EU applicants can receive support only with respect to tuition fees, and international applicants are not eligible for support. International applicants are welcome to apply but should expect to meet their own tuition fee and maintenance costs, and must be able to demonstrate the capacity to do so.