Tata Steel Scholarship

TATA Steel’s Industrial iCASE Award is offering the Tata Steel Scholarship Program for UK or EU students pursuing PhD degree program in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering at Swansea University. The scholarship covers all of the related expenses during the study. The next submission deadline is 1 August 2020.

Scholarship Description
Fire safety is a critical aspect of building design and all building materials and products are subject to tightly controlled standards. In common with all other reputable manufacturers, Tata Steel’s construction products are all supplied with a Euroclass classification that confirms their performance in reaction to fire tests. Data from these small-scale tests are used in product fire performance modelling but it is widely acknowledged that this approach has significant limitations when trying to assess the performance of a complete system, such as a whole building. Therefore, this research aims to investigate, via computer modelling, more realistic buildings and fire scenarios in order to gain a better understanding of how buildings perform during fire.

Award Value
This scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £20,000. There will be additional funds available for research expenses.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD degree program in Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering.

Place of study
At Swansea University in UK.

Eligibility and Requirement

  • Candidates should hold a minimum of an upper second class (2:1) honours degree (or its equivalent) in Mathematics, Physics or Engineering with evidence of experience working with partial differential equations.
  • Basic knowledge of either numerical methods, material physics or thermodynamics would be desirable.
  • We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements (IELTS 6.5 overall with 5.5+ in each component) to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements.

Application Instruction
To apply, please complete and submit the following documents to Dr Sean Walton (s.p.walton@swansea.ac.uk):

  • College of Engineering PGR Scholarship Application
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form
  • Two-page CV
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • A cover letter including a ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ to explain why the position particularly matches your skills and experience and how you choose to develop the project.
  • Contact details of two references (academic or previous employer)

Submission Deadline
1 August 2020.

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