Data Science Industrial Doctorate Funding Call 2017

The Data Lab is supporting up to eight new industrial doctorate programmes. Funding for up to 50% of the programme cost will be provided, with the remainder to be matched by an industry (or public / third sector) partner. We are currently looking for applications from academic supervisors either who have a proposed project with an agreed industry and/or public sector partner, or who are actively engaged with a partner to define a project.

For an Industrial Doctorate project to be eligible for The Data Lab funding it must be hosted at a Scottish University and be sponsored by an Industry Sponsor that has an operational base in Scotland.

To find out more details about the application process, please read our guidance document.

To apply, please complete our Industrial Doctorate Application form.

The closing date is 23:59 on Sunday 16 July 2017. If you miss this round, there will be a new opportunity to apply in autumn 2017.

If you have an idea for an Industrial Doctorate project but you do not yet have a University Partner or an Industry Sponsor, we can help match you with possible partners:

  • If you are a University seeking to collaborate with an Industry Sponsor, please complete and submit our Academic application form.
  • If you are an Industry Sponsor seeking to collaborate with a University, please complete and submit our Industry application form. Have a look at our list of project opportunities, to find out if you could collaborate on one of projects already suggested by academics at Scottish universities.


If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Ryan-Saha - Skills Manager.