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

Welcome to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri Food Robotics and Autonomous Systems – AgriFoRwArdS.

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

Round 3 Applications for September 2020
entry into AgriFoRwArdS
CDT will open on 1st March 2020.

Round 3 applications for September 2020 entry will be accepted from 1st March until 31st March 2020.

Round 1 Recruitment closed.
2 Recruitment closed.
Round 3 Recruitment opens - 01/03/20 until 31/03/2020.

Please note, due to funder restrictions, we are unable to accept applications from International Candidates for September 2020 entry. Applications for International Candidates will reopen for September 2021 entry.

Rishome campus in the sun.


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.