Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
The Fusion CDT strives to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning and research environment for students and staff across all partner universities, institutes and companies. We have support in place for students with disabilities and/or caring responsibilities and also offer part-time study options where this is compatable with the project.
Find our more about our strategy and the support we offer for students: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Fusion CDT
2023 Entry Projects and Deadlines
Project descriptions for autumn 2023 entry are available on the “Projects” webpage.
Projects are categorised as plasma, materials or social sciences strand, with application deadlines as follows:
- York, Liverpool & Durham plasma strand applications: deadline is 31st Jan 2023*
- Durham and Oxford materials strand projects: please see “how to apply” for the relevant university contact, and email them to confirm the date
- Manchester materials strand projects: deadline is 31st Jan 2023
- York social sciences projects: please see the project description and apply via the link there
*Whilst the main plasma strand application deadline passed on 31st January 2023, we may still be able to accept applications for consideration. The first interviews for York, Liverpool & Durham plasma strand projects are likely to take place on Weds 8 March 2023.
How to apply
If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com
, or phone +44 (0)1904 324907 and we will be happy to help you.Apply directly to the university that offers your chosen PhD project(s). You may apply to more than one university if you wish. The links below will take you to each university’s Fusion CDT web page from where you will be signposted to the application pages. Please mention on your application form that you are interested in the Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training.
As well as making the formal application to the Universities below please complete this short form in order that the lead university can coordinate all applications and keep in touch with all our applicants.
Durham University – How to apply
University contact: Prof Marco Cecconello (Plasma) and Prof Damian Hampshire (Materials).
University of Liverpool – How to apply
Follow the link above and complete the online application form. For the question about studentship funding, you should write “Fusion-CDT”. We strongly recommend that you first contact the project supervisor, as given in the project description, and/or the University contact as shown below, before making your application.
University contact: Dr Mark Bowden
University of Manchester – How to apply
University contacts: Dr Ed Pickering and Dr Aneeqa Khan
University of Oxford Materials – How to apply
We strongly recommend that you contact Professor David Armstrong before making an application.
University contact: Professor David Armstrong
University of York (Physics) – How to apply
University contact: Dr David Dickinson
University of York (Social Sciences) Follow the instructions in the project description and apply via the application link shown there.
Points to consider in your application
You do not need an in depth knowledge of fusion when you apply. If you are accepted onto our programme, you will benefit from a series of training courses, which will prepare you for an exciting research project
at the forefront of the field.
Potential Projects for Sept 2023 entry are shown on our website. Please indicate on your application form your preference for which project/s you are interested in. We will use your project preferences as a guide, but you may also be considered for other projects.
On the application form you will find a section entitled “research proposal”. It is useful, when looking at your application, to know which area of research interests you most. To help you identify this you could think about including any or all of the following:
- The title of any of the advertised projects in which you are interested and briefly describe why those projects appeal most. You can include as many as you like.
- Your relevant experience in the research areas, noting that specific training will be provided
- What scientific approaches interest you – analytic theory, simulation, modelling, experiment (or all of these).
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