Data Science Industrial Doctorate Funding Call


Data Science Industrial Doctorate Funding Call

We are looking for applications from universities that have a proposed project with an industry or public sector partner.

A call to fund new industrial doctorate projects will open in Summer 2019.  Funding for up to 50% of the programme cost (subject to eligibility) will be provided, with the remainder to be matched by an industry (or public / third sector) partner. In order to submit an application universities should have a proposed project with a committed industry or public sector partner.

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 or public sector Sponsor that has an operational base in Scotland.

We are currently reviewing the application process – guidance documents and application forms will be available shortly. 


Project matching

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. Please 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

Further postgraduate opportunities

As part of our The Data Lab MSc programme, we seek to place over 100 students every year in industrial placements across Scotland. We are looking for companies with an idea for a project. This is a great opportunity for you to get access to a data scientist to tackle a real issue in your company. Find out more about funding postgraduate research.