Funding confirmed for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fusion Power

We are very pleased to announce that the Fusion CDT’s bid has been successful and the new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fusion Power will begin taking students in September 2024.  The programme will see some updates to reflect the changes in the fusion landscape as we move towards commerical fusion.   We also welcome a new univesity to the collaboration, the University of Sheffield.

“The Fusion Power CDT will build on our existing success and international reputation to become the global beacon for training the next generation of fusion leaders. They will solve technical cross-disciplinary challenges, moving fusion forward faster at a rate of 20 scientists and engineers per year. This supply of the best people will energise the global fusion industry and enable international fusion power plant innovation & development.” Professor Roddy Vann, Programme Dirtector.

Fusion CDT students at an outreach event

The CDT will work closely with twenty commercial, industrial and national lab partners both in the UK and overseas.

Applications are open for 2024 entry, please see here for more information:

This funding is part of the £1 billion investment in engineering and physical sciences doctoral skills recently announced by EPSRC. Please see the full press release here: