Data Science Industrial Doctorate Funding Call 2019

The Data Lab will continue to fund new industrial doctorate projects in 2019 and the first call for applications this year is now open.

Funding for up to 50% of the programme cost will be provided, with the remainder to be matched by an industry (or public / third sector) partner. We are looking for applications from universities that have a proposed project with an industry or public sector partner.

For an Industrial Doctorate project to be eligible for The Data Lab funding it must be hosted at a Scottish University and be sponsored by an Industry or public sector Sponsor that has an operational base in Scotland.

To find out more details about the application process, please read our guidance document.

To apply, please complete our Industrial Doctorate Application form.

The deadline for the first 2019 submission is 17:00 on Friday 15th February 2019 with applicants being notified of a decision by the 28th February 2019.

If you have an idea for an Industrial Doctorate project but you do not yet have a University Partner or an Industry Sponsor, we can help match you with possible partners:

  • If you are a University seeking to collaborate with an Industry Sponsor, please complete and submit our Academic application form.
  • If you are an Industry Sponsor seeking to collaborate with a University, please complete and submit our Industry application form. Please have a look at our list of project opportunities, to find out if you could collaborate on one of projects already suggested by academics at Scottish universities.

If you have any questions, please contact The Data Lab at