Knowledge Exchange Skills Scholarship (KESS 2)

About KESS2

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS2) provide funded postgraduate research degrees in collaboration with an industry partner and Welsh university. 

It is a pan-Wales operation supported by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government.

Projects must fit the Welsh Government’s priority economic sectors:

  •     ICT and Digital Economy
  •     Low Carbon, Energy and Environment
  •     Life sciences and Health
  •     Advanced Engineering and Materials

KESS: benefits for business

  • Business-focused research
  • Low cost of participating
  • Attract and support the development of new researchers in your company
  • Positive press, marketing and PR opportunities
  • Establish ongoing links with the University

Contact the KESS Team

For an informal discussion about KESS2 please contact:

Clare Naylor
KESS II Programme Manager
(01443) 482567

Alison Evans
KESS 2 Programme Co-ordinator

(01443) 482578


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