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Queen’s has eight outstanding competitive Doctoral Training Centres, with each one providing funding for a number of PhD positions and more importantly a hub for carrying out world class research in key disciplines.

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Northern Bridge Project

The £11.2m project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), is part of a national network of Doctoral Training

Partnerships which brings together the cutting-edge expertise and exceptional resources of Queen’s, Newcastle University, Durham University and their partners for the training and development of outstanding Arts and Humanities postgraduate researchers.

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Photonic Integration for Advanced Data Storage

The new £8.1m Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration for Advanced Data Storage at Queen’s is a direct collaboration

with the University of Glasgow. It is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and will address a skills shortage in the photonics industry and develop new products and systems to address the expanding data storage needs of today’s fast-moving digital world.

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Centre for Doctoral Training in the Celtic Languages

Queen’s is one of 12 partner universities involved in the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Celtic Languages

Also involving collaboration with BBC Northern Ireland, the National Library of Wales and Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the Centre will provide funding for 26 PhD awards across the partnership between 2014 and 2019. The Centre supports doctoral research and training in Celtic languages, literatures and cultures.

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Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity a

LINCS is £1m collaboration between the Centre for Secure Information Technologies and The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for

Global Peace, Security and Justice. It will provide 30 doctoral students with three year scholarships over the next seven years, working at the interface between the social sciences and electronic engineering.

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Northern Ireland North East Doctoral Training Programme

This DTP will focus on the provision of exceptional Postgraduate social sciences training, offering over 50 fully-funded

studentships per year to outstanding researchers. The new NINE DTP is an exciting collaboration with 7 other partner institutions - University of Newcastle, Durham University, Ulster University, University of Northumbria, University of Sunderland and Teesside University.

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CCRCB 4 Year Doctoral Training Programme

This unique four year programme combines a Masters at Queen’s with a choice of cancer related project in year 1 with a PhD at the

National Cancer Institute (NCI) in years 2-4. It involves a partnership between the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) Queen’s University Belfast and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Washington USA, a world renowned cancer institute with access to over 300 Principal Investigators.

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A Horizon2020 funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral training programme that supports interdisciplinary PhD students at Queen’s

At its core, the SPaRK Programme is driven by the need to develop future leaders whose skills combine disciplinary excellence with a capacity for interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international (3i) working that creates genuinely disruptive thinkers.

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Bryden Centre

Project supported by the EU's INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), bringing partners from

Western Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland together.

The Bryden Centre for Advanced Marine and Bio-Energy Research aims to exploit the abundant natural resources in the interregional area. A full range of renewable energy resources from bio and marine environments will be investigated. These industry led research projects include tidal power at Strangford Lough and the North Antrim Coast, offshore wind energy in Western Scotland, wave and tidal power generation in Donegal and investigate the optimisation of heat and electricity produced through the anaerobic digestion of solid biomass including algae and other feedstocks.

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