The Faraday Institution PhD Training Programme - cohort 6

An enrichment scheme designed to increase the knowledge, skills and aspirations of dynamic and diverse cohorts of UK battery related PhD researchers, and setting up individuals for career success. Funded by the Faraday Institution.

Past graduates of the Faraday Institution PhD programme have gone on to successfully secure positions as postdoctoral researchers in academia, scientists in the battery industry, analysts in the energy storage sector and one has even successfully set up their own company.

New criteria for October 2023 intake


  • You must be undertaking a funded battery related PhD at a UK academic institution
  • Be commencing your PhD project in 2023 (by 2nd January 2024 at the latest)

Who are we looking to work with?

  • Talented individuals who are keen to pursue a career in the UK battery sector (whether in academia, industry or other battery related role)

What must you be able to demonstrate?

  • Academic excellence
  • A high degree of motivation towards optimising the PhD experience, growing a network and building a strong researcher professional identity
  • PhD research is aligned to the Faraday Institution priority areas
  • Commitment – a condition of acceptance of a place, is full attendance at training events
  • Supervisor support

What do we offer?

  • A quality training programme from October 2023 – March 2025 (with potential extension subject to funding)
  • Equivalent to a monetary value of >£10,000
  • Lectures from experts, industry tours and a range of specific training on a variety of topics
  • The opportunity to be part of a dynamic community of 500+ battery researchers
  • 15 places

Application process opens in March 2023.

For any questions relating to cohort 6, please contact


We also want to support supervisors in recruiting high-quality talent to PhD positions and have created a webpage featuring opportunities.  If you would like to have a battery related UK PhD position featured, please send details to


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