Loughborough Doctoral College

Training and events

Apply now for UKRI Policy Internships 2020/21

  • Applications for 2020–2021 now open to doctoral students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC).
  • Applications close at 16:00 on 10 September 2020
  • POST will be recruiting 25 students in collaboration with the other Parliamentary hosts.

 See here for more details:


Newton Bhabha funds PhD placements in India

Call for scholarship applications now open. Application deadline 16th August 2020

The Newton Bhabha PhD placement scheme is offering to support UK STEM and Life Sciences PhD students to pursue a placement in India between April and December 2021

More details can be found here.

If you are interested please contact the Doctoralcollege@lboro.ac.uk for further support.

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