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.

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 Core Scholarships reopen Autumn 2020).

In addition, we offer a number of Industry Scholarships covering PhD projects that have been specifically defined in 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 Hull (or Sheffield for Siemens’ Digital Twin project), supported by their Industry sponsor.


We are now recruiting for seven Industry Scholarships, to start in September 2020.  Five are offered in partnership with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult – established in 2013 by the UK Government to innovate in renewable energy, and with a centre focussing on offshore wind energy located on the Humber Estuary. Two scholarships are offered in partnership with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, the leading global engineering and technology services company, manufacturing wind turbine blades in a specialist factory in Hull.

Apply by Sunday 16 August 2020 for these funded PhD Scholarships, beginning September 2020.  See How to Apply for guidance on completing the application form. Links to individual Research Proposals follow:

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