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ACCIS CDT: Call for six-month extended research project proposals

9 March 2017

The call for ACCIS CDT extended research project proposals is now open. Deadline: Friday 21 April 2017.

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT) would like to invite colleagues across Universities and the industry sector to submit project proposals that will be undertaken in collaboration with the CDT.

Our eighth cohort of 16 Ph.D. students will each be selecting a six-month research project in May 2017 as part of the taught element of the programme. Selected projects will start on Monday 5 June 2017 and will be completed by the end of December 2017. The students will be based in Bristol and all project funding will be provided by the ACCIS CDT. Details of previous projects can be found on the CDT website.

We see this as an ideal opportunity to facilitate collaboration between ACCIS, industry and other Universities. There is the potential for extended research projects to roll forward to a PhD, which would potentially be collaborative in nature.

Projects will be jointly supervised with a University of Bristol supervisor based within ACCIS (see staff profiles and research interests), and draw on our existing composites research themes: multifunctional composites and novel microstructures; intelligent structures; design, analysis and failure; and composites processing and characterisation.

Please note that the selection of projects is an open and competitive process where students make individual choices based on the information provided via the project proposals.

Completed proposals should be based on the template provided below, and submitted by email to

The deadline for submission is Friday 21 April 2017.

For further information please contact Dr Ian Hamerton (CDT Research Co-ordinator) or Sarah Hallworth (CDT Manager).

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