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Register your interest to be a part of The Data Lab PhD Programme

The Data Lab’s mission is to generate economic and social value to Scotland through the application of data science. We will deliver this through a combination of collaborative innovation projects, facilitation of skills development and community building across universities, industry and the public sector.

One of the key activities of the Data Lab’s education remit is to support industrially relevant applied research in data science. We are therefore delighted to announce our support for a number of PhDs during 2015, and a larger programme beyond this.

PhD funding

The Data Lab will support up to three new industrially relevant PhD programmes to be commenced before the end of January 2016. Funding for up to 50% of the PhD cost will be provided, with the remainder to be matched by an industry (or public sector) partner. We are currently looking for applications from academic supervisors who have either a proposed project with an agreed industry and/or public sector partner, or who are actively engaged with a partner to define a project. To register interest:

1. Complete the 1 page expression of interest (EOI) form.

2. Send the completed form to

3. The closing date for EOIs is Friday 21st August.

4. The Data Lab Education Board will review all EOIs and invite successful applicants to complete a full proposal.

Research degrees

The Data Lab has funding for over 20 research degrees beyond 2015. We are currently scoping a programme that may include, in addition to PhD support, applied research through an engD (or similar) with teaching delivered from a number of partner universities. Please contact to register interest in contributing to this programme.

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