EPS Scholarships 2023

EPS Scholarships for PhD Research 2023

Heriot-Watt University has now created scholarship opportunities in the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences for 2023-24.  Please note that these advertised projects will update regularly.


All applicants must have or expect to have a 1st class MChem, MPhys, MSci, MEng or equivalent degree by Autumn 2023. Selection will be based on academic excellence and research potential, and all short-listed applicants will be interviewed (in person or via Microsoft Teams). Most of these scholarships are only open to UK applicants. For some projects, applications may be accepted for exceptional overseas applicants.

Level of award

There are a number of scholarships available. Generally these offer an annual stipend payment of at least £17,668 per year and cover tuition fees for 3.5 years

How to apply

1. Important information before you Apply

When applying through the Heriot-Watt on-line system please ensure you provide the following information:

(a) in 'Study Option'

You will need to select 'Edinburgh' and 'Postgraduate Research'. 'Programme' presents you with a drop-down menu. Choose Chemistry PhD, Physics PhD, Chemical Engineering PhD, Mechanical Engineering PhD, Bio-science & Bio-Engineering PhD or Electrical PhD as appropriate and select September 2023 for study option (this can be updated at a later date if required)

(b) in 'Research Project Information'

You will be provided with a free text box for details of your research project. Enter Title and Reference number of the project for which you are applying and also enter the potential supervisor's name.

This information will greatly assist us in tracking your application.

Please note that once you have submitted your application, it will not be considered until you have uploaded your CV and transcripts.

2. Applications

Applications must be made through the Heriot-Watt online application system

3. Closing Date

Closing dates will vary depending on the project.  All successful candidates will usually be expected to commence their studies in September/October 2022, although some projects may require an earlier start.

Scholarship Opportunities

Zero-index materials for ultra-fast all-optical applications (UK Applicants only)

Supervisor: Dr. Marcello Ferrera; m.ferrera@hw.ac.uk

Electrolyte design for thermally regenerative electrochemical cell applications Closing date 31/03/2023

Supervisor: Dr Dowon Bae; d.bae@hw.ac.uk

Modelling of Palladium Implants for Prodrug Cancer Treatment Closing Date 31/03/2023

Supervisors: Dr Ali Ozel and Dr Ferry Melchels; a.ozel@hw.ac.uk

Assessing the potential of concrete for atmospheric CO2 removal Closing Date 31/03/2023

Supervisor: Dr P Renforth; p.renforth@hw.ac.uk

Understanding microbial processes in the deep Pacific Closing Date 31/03/2023

Supervisor: Dr Tony Gutierrez; tony.gutierrez@hw.ac.uk

Strongly Correlated Quantum Matter Closing Date 31/03/2023

Supervisor: Dr Adrian Kantian; a.kantian@hw.ac.uk

Sustainable Electro-Synthesis of Commodity Chemicals Closing date 31/03/2023

Supervisor: Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer; M.Maroto-Valer@hw.ac.uk