The Marie Curie Initial Training Network “Interdisciplinary Training and Research Programme for Innovative Doctorates in Forensic Science” (INTREPID Forensics) consists of 10 fully funded PhD (Early Stage Researcher) Fellows working on various Forensic Science research projects.
These 10 Early Stage Researchers are employed by the University of Leicester for a period of 3 years with a very competitive annual salary. In addition to completing their PhD research degree, each researcher also completes a core training programme designed to prepare them for a research career in the forensic sciences. They will also complete a research secondment at one of our European partner organisations.
The INTREPID Forensics project is providing an opportunity for these early stage researchers to pursue innovative PhD research degrees focusing on areas relevant to the forensic sciences. These projects are supervised by leading academic researchers from a variety of disciplines, and are designed to overcome traditional boundaries between the physical and social sciences. The United Kingdom, and the University of Leicester in particular, has a strong history of world class forensic research and innovation and this innovative doctoral programme attracted high quality early stage researchers to investigate forensic technologies that have the potential to impact crime across Europe and globally. In collaboration with European universities, forensic industry partners, and police agencies, the INTREPID Forensics programme is providing these researchers with a unique opportunity to experience forensic science research and innovation through exciting research projects in a variety of disciplines.
The researchers will complete the INTREPID Forensics research training programme, undertake a research secondment at one of the associate partner institutions, and attend local research training activities. In addition, they will engage in dissemination and outreach activities including regular contributions to researcher blogs (see the list to the right), conference attendance, and attending a postgraduate forensic science summer school programme.
The University is actively working toward achieving an Athena Swan award in recognition of excellence in employment and better representation of women in science.