Postgraduate Training & Research

CENSIS funds industrially relevant doctoral research activity that supports advancements in sensing, imaging and the Internet of Things and brings technology in these spaces closer to market.

In its second phase of activity (2018-2023), CENSIS seeks to support a portfolio of research activity via PhD and EngD (Engineering Doctorate) projects.

Call for Projects

All project applications will be assessed by way of competition in an annual call.

The call for projects beginning in autumn 2019 opens on 11 October 2018. The call closes on 22 November 2018.

Submissions should be returned to Sian Williams:

Up to six projects may be awarded in this funding round, with studentships of a maximum of four years in duration able to be supported.

Application Documents and Downloads

Criteria for research projects

The project must be led by Scottish University Partner. It should be supported by an industry partner OR clearly demonstrate the potential for industrial relevance by the innovative use, advancement or application of sensing, imaging and/or IoT. Industrial engagement, evidenced through a letter of support, is strongly encouraged as part of a project submission.

The project must align with one or more of CENSIS’s major themes of Sensing, Imaging and IoT.

Value and funding

A maximum of 50% cash funding is available towards the cost of a studentship. The maximum contribution available will be calculated and fixed at time of application and will be based on published UKRI guidelines for fees/stipend. As assumption of a 2.5% annual increase for inflation is made.