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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 2022 entry to the AgriFoRwArdS CDT is now open.

Applications are accepted in rounds
Round 1 - 1st October 2021 to 3rd January 2022 - Round now closed
Round 2 - 4th January 2022 to 31st March 2022

Please note, there will only be two rounds of recruitment for October 2022 entry, with recruitment closing in March 2022. Therefore, we strongly encourage those with predicted grades to apply, as well as those with confirmed results.

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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.

Find out more about the funding available here.

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