EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS

AgriFoRwArdS is the world's first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Agri-Food Robotics (Grant reference: EP/S023917/1). The Centre has been established by the University of Lincoln in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia.

Recruitment for October 2021 entry to the AgriFoRwArdS CDT is now open.

Applications are still being accepted by the University of Cambridge, however, recruitment for the University of Lincoln and the University of East Anglia is now closed for October 2021 entry.

Applications are accepted in rounds
Round 1 - Closed
Round 2 - Closed
Round 3 - 1st March 2021 to 30th April 2021 (Cambridge only)

CDT Student Roopika at ABB Robotics Workshop


An AgriFoRwArdS studentship provides 4 years of tuition fees at UK/EU student rates, a tax-free stipend at EPSRC rates, and a generous research training support grant enabling international travel and participation in the leading RAS conferences and symposia.

Students will be expected to cover their own accommodation and subsistence costs throughout the studentship.

Travel costs for any mandatory visits as part of the studentship are covered by the host university. Students will further benefit from participation in summer schools and the annual CDT conference, as well as the associated training programme. Additional funds are available within the CDT to support students in outreach, dissemination and public engagement activities, plus a student-run seminar series.

Rishome campus in the sun. Saga robotics robot in a field.