Project/Course Title

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The Summary text box must be completed (Not on all Research Council forms - Mandatory fields where present):

Note: The Summary is used to publicise the Councils research programmes to a variety of readers eg Opinion-formers and policy makers, the general public and the wider research community and may be published on the Council's website and other publicly available sites.

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Qualification to be attained (Not on all  Research Councils forms- Mandatory field where present):

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Research Council Specific Information:


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  •     Brief description of the context of the research including potential impact

  •     Aims and objectives

  •     The research methodology, including new knowledge or techniques in engineering and physical sciences that will be investigated  

  •     Alignment to EPSRC’s strategies and research areas

  •     Any companies or collaborators involved

For cross-council funded projects, the subject may overlap the remit of other research councils.  It is essential that the research methodology is described.



The project summary is MRC's sole source for determining the scientific breadth of the MRC PhD studentship portfolio as well as identifying the volume and breadth of strategic skills provision across the UK.  For this reason, please ensure summaries are: