The university’s share, £508,694, will fund at least 10 studentships working in research fields including science, healthcare and engineering. The funds will come from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) which has changed how funding is allocated through its Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs).
Professor David Taylor, Director of the university’s Brighton Doctoral College, said: “This funding will make a difference at many levels and through different platforms: improving individual healthcare, advancing technologies to make lives safer and simpler, deliberately changing perceptions and values in society, improving economic performance, facilitating exposure to different cultures and design, and influencing and rewriting policy.
“The University of Brighton has a long, distinguished history of applied research which sustains and nourishes our mission to help form professional and vocational careers. Our research targets individual, societal, regional and global concerns, and leads to positive change and benefits. We aim to transform people’s lives and improve their environments with research that matters.”
The DTP funds will support students for the academic years beginning October 2016 and 2017. The changes have been made to give institutions greater certainty and increased time to plan their DTP programmes.