Industry Scholarships

Industry Scholarships

The Aura CDT is the result of long term and extensive collaboration between the academic and key industry partners. We currently have over 20 industry partners, helping to ensure the training and experience provided across the CDT addresses the broad range of challenges that the offshore wind industry faces.

We are currently offering three Industry Partner Scholarships in partnership with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and one with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. These PhD projects have been specifically defined by industry and partner stakeholders in close consultation with the Aura CDT. Students who undertake these Industry Scholarships will take the PG Dip year with the rest of their Cohort, but will continue in years 2-4 onto PhD research at a specified institution.

Applications are open until 24 January 2021 for the Industry Partner Scholarships with ORE Catapult or Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE). Please see the individual project proposals for more information:

Blade Factory Digital Twin for Recording and Analysing Production Parameters with SGRE

Array scale sediment transport dynamics with ORE-Catapult

Hydrodynamic loading of offshore wind infrastructure with ORE-Catapult

Remote sensing of the marine environment to accelerate development of offshore aquaculture and offshore wind energy with ORE-Catapult

In addition, our Core Scholarships are aligned to industry requirements via the six research themes, which were informed by a series of workshops with industry stakeholders. A wide range of stakeholders representing both large and small companies and non-governmental organisations are involved in delivering training and offering placements, as well as providing industry supervision, ensuring that students are exposed to current offshore wind issues throughout their time at the CDT.

Applications for Cohort 3 Core Scholarships with a September 2021 start recently closed but we have two further Cohorts planned for September 2022 and 2023.


Watch our webinar recording to find out more

Industry Scholarship applications open until 24/01/21