Business Secretary Greg Clark has today (Thursday 1 February) announced a major investment in science and engineering research totaling £184 million to be allocated over two years.
Forty one UK universities will share in the funding that will support doctoral training over a four year period.
The funds for doctoral training will come from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through its DTPs, and the funds will support students entering training in the academic years beginning October 2018 and October 2019.
Business Secretary Greg Clark said: "Doctoral Training Partnerships have an excellent record of providing universities with funding that supports doctoral students as they undertake ground-breaking research.
This research and expertise underpins the creation of innovative companies like YASA Motors.
EPSRC supports 9,000 post-doctoral students each year either via DTPs, Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTS) or Industrial Case studentships.