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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

2024 Entry Projects and Deadlines:
As with other EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) we are currently applying for additional funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. We expect to learn the outcome of the funding application by the end of December 2023. Funding for studentships starting in autumn 2024/25 is therefore subject to confirmation, however, we encourage you to apply and the likely application deadlines are shown below. For autumn 2024 entry onwards we intend to make some exciting changes to the structure and content of the programme, whilst retaining all of the most successful elements.

Potential project descriptions for autumn 2024 entry will be added to the website from November 2023 onwards.  In the meantime, if you’d like to get an idea of our areas of research, please see the autumn 2023 entry projects. Our PhD projects are categorised as plasma or materials strand, with application deadlines as follows:

  • York, Liverpool & Durham plasma strand applications: deadline 31st Jan 2024.
  • Sheffield, Oxford and Durham materials strand projects: please see “how to apply” for the relevant university contact, and email them to confirm the deadline date.
  • Manchester materials strand projects: applications likely to open January 2024 with a deadline of 1st March 2024.

Part time study and Flexible Working Arrangements

Additional support for students