The Faraday Institution funds universities to recruit students to become part of the Faraday Institution PhD programme, with cohort intakes from 2018 onwards. Proposals for topics are now sought for the 2022 cohort. Underwriting support for the 2022 cohort has not yet been secured through the Faraday Battery Challenge and EPSRC; discussions are ongoing and a decision is expected this Autumn. Should underwriting for the 2022 cohort be confirmed, the Faraday Institution will be in a position to fund one studentship, joint funded by ISIS, with an October 2022 start date.
The Faraday Institution and ISIS Neutron & Muon Source are looking to fund a PhD studentship project that enables electrochemical energy storage research and develops the electrochemical energy storage capabilities at the ISIS Neutron and Muon source. The project may focus on any technique, software or sample environment development, but they must include facility development, and should be of wider use to the electrochemical energy storage field and neutron facility beyond the immediate PhD student project.
The Faraday Institution funds universities to recruit students to become part of the Faraday Institution PhD programme conducting research in electrochemical energy storage and related fields. The ISIS Neutron & Muon Source co-funds PhD studentship projects, which focus on the development of ISIS facility capabilities.
Full information and application form can be found in the proposal call document:
Call for proposals for Faraday Institution studentships (2022).docx
The studentship will be awarded to the best proposal received by the closing date of 26th November 2021. Proposals will go through a two-stage review process. An external review panel of experts appointed by ISIS will look at the scientific quality of the proposal (40%), the facility development aspect of the project (40%) and the quality of the PhD training provided (20%).