Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

EPSRC Mines Funds for Extra PhD Centres: News

Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

EPSRC Mines Funds for Extra PhD Centres: News

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is asking universities with successful doctoral training centre bids to accept funding cuts of up to 15 per cent.

The EPSRC hopes to claw back money to fund additional centres that missed out in the bidding process.

David Willetts, the universities and science minister, announced in November a list of 72 centres that would be awarded funding as part of the Pounds 350 million programme. At the time, Paul Golby, chair of the EPSRC, said that many high-quality bids remained unfunded.

The EPSRC is now hoping to streamline the announced programmes and release cash for extra centres. The measures include capping student stipends at Pounds 13,700, cutting provision for student laptops and shrinking funds for staff travel, according to a university contacted by Times Higher Education.

The research council has also approached the government to stump up more cash and universities are being asked to dig into their own pockets to cover the shortfall.

Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, chair of hydrogen and fuel cell research at the University of Birmingham, led a successful bid to establish a new doctoral training centre in fuel cell technology. …

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