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£5.1m postgraduate research training project to solve local community challenges announced

Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham will join forces as part of a £5.1m project training doctoral researchers to undertake projects to improve the lives of communities in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

£5.1m postgraduate research training project to solve local community challenges announced

Over the next eight years, the Co(l)laboratory project will train 50 PhD students who will participate in a programme of locally relevant, challenge-based research supporting the development of the local economy, increasing productivity and driving growth and wellbeing. 

The PhD studentships will be open for applications from local citizens, employers and practitioners who will have the opportunity to get involved with research that makes a real difference to the lives and livelihoods of the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Co(l)laboratory is part of the Universities for Nottingham initiative and is part-funded by Research England as well as both Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.

Recruitment of the project team is currently underway with three roles open for applications: Community Engagement and Communications CoordinatorDoctoral Programme Manager, and Doctoral Training Manager.

Activity will commence in September with a number of community events to understand local challenges, with the project formally launching in October.

Applications for the first cohort of full-time funded PhD students will commence in November 2022 for an enrolment date of April 2023.

For more information on Co(l)laboratory, contact Rebekah Smith McGloin, Director, Doctoral School and Research Operations, Nottingham Trent University.