Loughborough Doctoral College

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ESRC Funded placements available now

ESCR funding is available now to support doctoral placements for Social Science Post Graduate Researchers. Placements can be for up to 3 months with a business or social enterprise organisation (charities and public organisations are unfortunately not eligible hosts for this funding).

If you are interested please contact Rebecca Ginger at R.ginger@lboro.ac.uk for further information and complete this form

Host adverts for pre-defined placements will be posted here as we receive them or you are welcome to identify your own hosts.

Further ESRC placement adverts will be posted here when available

Setting up Doctoral Placements

These documents are for Students wanting to set up a Doctoral Placement

EPSRC Innovation Placements

Not currently open for applications

Loughborough University Doctoral College have identified partners willing to host EPSRC-funded doctoral students for an ‘Innovation Placement’.

What is an ‘EPSRC Innovation Placement’?
An opportunity for Loughborough University EPSRC funded PhD students to gain innovation experience outside of their immediate PhD research project and team.

We have a range of exciting placements available, including with Unilever (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) in Liverpool, Nemaura (Medical Devices and Pharma) in Loughborough and DNV GL (Oil and Gas business) in Loughborough.
The placement duration may be flexible up to 3 months, subject to agreement by the host. The funding for these placements in the 2019/20 academic year has ended.  

To be eligible for this scheme, you must be in receipt of an EPSRC funded studentship, or be a Loughborough-funded student incorporated into one of the EPSRC CDTs.  If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact Rebecca Ginger or Jill Thurman.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found in the documents below.

If you would like a review of your CV or a mock interview you can use these resources or make an appointment with the Careers Network.

Details of placement funding for the 2020/21 academic year will be uploaded when available