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Catalysis CDT awarded - PhD studentships available NOW

Friday 28 March 2014

CRITICAT: Critical Resource Catalysis

The EPSRC and SFC have funded a £10 M Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Critical Resource Catalysis (CRITICAT) to generate a world-leading PhD training environment founded on the scientific excellence of St Andrews, Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. CRITICAT will allow >70 bright minds to be challenged in a comprehensive and state-of-the-art 4-year PhD training regime in catalytic science, transforming them into future scientific researchers, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Applications for up to 12 PhD studentships to start in September 2014 are now open with a closing date of Friday 30th May 2014. We are seeking applications from students who have interests across the breadth of the catalysis research area, in particular those with a chemistry, biological, or engineering background. We encourage all prospective applicants to contact potential supervisors prior to their application in order to discuss potential research projects and the CRITICAT CDT.

Applications should be e-mailed directly to Prof. Andrew Smith ( by Friday 23rd May 2014 and should include:

1. A covering letter that explains your motivation to undertake a CRITICAT PhD and your interest and experience of your intended research area (1000 words maximum)
2. A CV (which should include a transcript of your degree results to date) with the contact details of at least two referees.

For further information visit the CRITICAT website or download the CRITICAT flyer (PDF, 606 KB):