EPSRC Science Photo Competition

EPSRC has launched its third Science Photo competition which will run until midnight on Saturday 19 December 2015.

The competition is open to all EPSRC-supported researchers and EPSRC-supported doctoral students, giving them the opportunity to share their research through pictures and the chance to win prizes.

For details on how to enter please find below a link to the Photo competition page.


Applications open for CDT Medical Imaging

New ImageThe Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging have up to 20 PhD studentships available and applications are now open. If you are a graduate of chemistry, biology, pharmacy, physics, mathematics or engineering and interested in an interdisciplinary training approach specifically designed to meet challenges in healthcare and medical imaging, then this may be for you. The CDT is funded by EPSRC and is run jointly by King’s & Imperial College London.

Read what student Marta Dazzi feels about the CDT:

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first term as a student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging. As a chemistry graduate, I already had a general idea on the ways chemists could impact the field of medical imaging but knew little about the work of other scientific disciplines. The course so far has given me an insight on the importance of an interdisciplinary approach for this research. It has been exciting to branch out from an orthodox chemistry degree- the first term is mainly focused on providing us all with a foundation for our PhD for example, the physics behind how imaging modalities work and how images are acquired and reconstructed. I have also really liked working and learning with people with different scientific backgrounds. Whilst I wasn’t too thrilled initially with the idea of dealing with another year of exams and lectures, the teaching so far has been brilliant. There are only around 20 students in a lecture so learning is more interactive and lecturers encourage discussions during the class. In addition to lectures, different assignments are set like literature reviews, presentations and lab reports which are helping me develop useful skills I will require for my PhD.

The department has also been very welcoming, even as MRes students we already feel part of the group since we are invited to attend weekly group meetings to learn more about the undergoing research. More importantly, the bi-monthly social events have been great and a good way to make new friends!

The application procedure was very efficient. Interviewers were very friendly and almost felt like an informal chat. By the end of the day, drinks and nibbles were provided and we had a chance to get to know the supervisors and have a chat about the projects available. Overall, my time so far in the CDT has been great fun and I would definitely recommend applying if you are considering pursuing a PhD.

Check out the website to view available PhD projects and application details.

EPSRC Science Photo Competition

Share your photos to support excellence and promote the benefits of outstanding UK engineering and physical sciences.

The EPSRC Science Photo Competition 2014 has now been launched and gives researchers an opportunity to showcase images which demonstrate research in action. Prizes of up to £500 worth of camera / photography equipment are available.

The competition is open to all EPSRC-supported researchers and EPSRC-supported doctoral students and closes on 1st December 2014.

For more information and details on how to enter please see –www.epsrc.ac.uk/photocomp

Joint EPSRC & POST Postgraduate Initiative 2015

A three month secondment opportunity to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) open to EPSRC-funded PhD students.

POST is an office of the two Houses of Parliament charged with providing balanced and independent analyses of science and technology based issues of relevance to Parliament. During their time at Parliament, EPSRC / POST fellows will work on a policy topic grounded in science and technology.

All EPSRC-funded postgraduate students registered for a PhD or EngD (except first year students) who will still be studying in March 2015 are eligible.


Full details of how to apply and an application form are available on the Joint EPSRC and POST postgraduate initiative 2015 page.

EPSRC Science Photo Competition

EPSRC Funded Research Staff & Students are invited to share their photos to support excellence and promote the benefits of outstanding UK Engineering and Physical Sciences.

The overall winner of the competition will be awarded £500 worth of camera/photography equipment. A prize of £150 worth of camera/photography equipment will also be awarded to the winner of each category. Runners up in 2nd and 3rd place of each category will receive £25.00 worth of camera/photography equipment. All winning images will also be featured in EPSRC’s Pioneer Magazine and other EPSRC publications. 

The judging panel are looking for images that demonstrate Research in Action in the following categories:

  • People
  • Weird and wonderful
  • Discovery
  • Innovation
  • Equipment

Entrants are permitted to submit the same image into a maximum of 3 categories.

The submission deadline is Monday 16 December 2013.

For details and how to apply, visit the EPSRC’s website