The Stream Industrial Doctorate Centre provides opportunities to fund research activities for both EngD and PhD students to deliver. The five Stream universities are happy to discuss possible research areas for sponsoring through the programme at any time (contact). However, a project development workshop, held around the turn of the year is the formal starting point for project specification and sponsorship. The workshop involves a review of challenges facing the sector, identification of topics of immediate concern or interest, and partnering of potential sponsors with university collaborators to develop full project descriptions.
A decision on which projects are to be funded through the Stream programme is made in the first quarter of the new year. Student recruitment takes place between March and August with Research Engineers beginning their studies in September each year and joining their sponsors in January.
Consortia (multi-sponsor) projects are encouraged to enable research topics of wide interest to be addressed. Proposals are expected to fit with the vision of the IDC as well as with the needs of the industrial sponsor. Specific funding requirements will be project specific and should be discussed with the academic partner supervising the work. However, a minimum contribution of £48k per Research Engineer is requested from project sponsors. Fully funded projects where the sponsor covers the full cost of the student’s fees & stipend as well as the incidental costs of the research are welcome.
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If you are interested in sponsoring a research project or would like to apply for a place on the programme as a Research Engineer, please contact the Stream office.
For further information about the Stream IDC download the programme guide.
Stream is the Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) for the Water Sector funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and companies who sponsor research projects.
The Stream programme is delivered by five UK academic centres of excellence in water science and engineering in the UK. Coordinated by Cranfield University and including Imperial College London and the universities of Sheffield, Newcastle, and Exeter, the programme enables talented researchers to develop their skills and careers, while obtaining an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) or PhD degree.
An EngD is a four year research degree awarded for industrially relevant research. The degree provides a more vocationally oriented approach to obtaining a doctorate in engineering commensurate with that of a PhD.