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Royce bursaries for Impulse 2020 Programme

The Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials is offering bursaries to fund up to 6 materials science PhD students or Postdocs to take part in the Impulse 2020 Programme.


About the Henry Royce Institute

Operating with its Hub at The University of Manchester, the Henry Royce Institute is a partnership of nine leading institutions – the universities of Cambridge, Imperial College London, Liverpool, Leeds, Oxford, the National Nuclear Laboratory, and UKAEA.

The Royce coordinates over 900 academics and over £300 million of facilities, providing a joined-up framework that can deliver beyond the current capabilities of individual partners or research teams.

The Royce is the front door to the UK materials research and innovation community open to academia, industry and the public. Their research tackles some of the most pressing challenges facing today’s society, from providing energy for future cities to decarbonisation and new recyclable materials. Their materials facilities and research expertise are available to academia and industry alike. Whether you are a researcher, a large company, or an SME, they can help to meet your materials needs. They believe that collaboration between their researchers and industry will create real solutions to global grand challenges, and provide significant societal and economic benefit to the UK.


Application Process

Application for the Impulse programme should be made via the Impulse websites.

To be eligible for the bursary from the Henry Royce Institute Bursary candidates must be postgraduate research students or postdocs working in advanced materials research at a UK Higher Education Institute and should include the following responses in the Course and Accommodation Section of the application form:

  • I would like to apply for the Impulse Programme as: External Partner £3000
  • Who is paying for the course? Your Sponsor
  • I would like to apply for the sponsorship of: Henry Royce Institute
  • I require accommodation during the course: Yes or No
  • Who is paying for your accommodation? Yourself or No accommodation is required
  • Sponsor information: Henry Royce Institute,, 0161 306 7585


For queries regarding the Henry Royce Institute Bursaries for the Impulse 2020 Programme please contact:

David Stanley (CDT Development Manager), T: 0161 306 4161 


The deadline for applications for Cambridge Royce sponsorship of a place on the Impulse 2020 programme is 15 March 2020.

Selected applicants will be interviewed by skype, telephone or face-to-face as appropriate before they are accepted to the programme.


When is Impulse 2020?

The fourth edition of Impulse Programme will run between April and July 2019 at the Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge. The programme comprises two intensive modules, with individual assignments in between. The programme is run in parallel with the participants‘ normal work activities. Its nature allows considerable flexibility in defining aims and workflow.


Please get in contact with Alexandra if you have further question to the programme.