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Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Each year EPSRC awards four-year Doctoral Training Partnership (DTPs), formally known as DTGs or DTAs, to institutions based on their research grant income.

EPSRC has set institutions in receipt of Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) the target of converting 10% of its 2009 and subsequent DTP funds into CASE awards under the same terms as the Industrial CASE scheme.

2013 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP)

Universities holding a doctoral training grant for academic year 2013/14.

50% rule

Clarification of grant condition 'TGC 3 Use of Funds' and examples of use.

Flexibility

Guidance on different ways of using doctoral partnership accounts, including stipends, recruitment, period of support, collaboration and start dates.

Length of PhD studentships

Duration, writing up, part-time students, maternity leave, illness.

Enhanced stipends for shortage areas

Details of extra funds added to doctoral training grants.

Funds for career development and skills training

Guidance on providing training using 'Roberts payments'.

Disabled students allowance

Guidance and forms for applying to us for help with paying an extra allowance to disabled students. This is for universities funding students through a doctoral training grant.

Data collection

Information we require about students funded, how to send the information, what we do with the data.

Terms and conditions

A doctoral training partnership is paid by EPSRC to a research organisation for the provision of postgraduate study.

EPSRC Doctoral Prize

The EPSRC Doctoral Prize helps universities retain and recruit the best PhD students receiving EPSRC support to increase the impact of their PhD, and to improve retention of the very best students in research careers.

CASE conversion target

EPSRC has set institutions in receipt of Doctoral Training Grants (DTG) the target of converting 10% of its 2009 and subsequent DTG funds into CASE awards under the same terms as the Industrial CASE scheme.

Vacation bursaries

Research experience for undergraduates.