UK National Productivity Investment Fund Innovation Placements

We have a small pot of money from the NERC via the UK National Productivity Investment Fund to support placements to enable and encourage PhD students and post-doctoral graduates to explore impact from their research and develop links between academia and industry, sharing knowledge and skills, and increasing mobility and flow of talent between these sectors.

Innovation placements funded by GW4 FRESH CDT are available to any individual at a GW4 institution who is studying for, or has recently completed, a PhD within the NERC remit within the area of freshwater bioscience and sustainability. Placements can be up to 3-4 months for current students and 1-2 months for post-docs (or the part-time equivalent) and must demonstrate a clear link with the government’s Industrial Strategy. 

Priority will be given to PhD students who will complete their PhD within the 2018/19 academic year, or recent GW4 PhD graduates who completed their PhD within the last 12 months, though we may be able to demonstrate some flexibility in this. All placements must take place in the academic year 2018/19. Current studentship funding and submission dates will be extended by the length of the placement, and funded at the current stipend and fee rates. Recent doctoral graduates will be funded at the post-doc rate.

To apply fill in this online application form; the closing date will be midnight on 3rd December 2018.


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