Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

Funding Announcement 2016

Applicants wishing to study for a PhD with the CFPR can apply for a full AHRC studentship (annual maintenance award & fees) through the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training - a partnership between UWE, Plymouth & Falmouth Universities. 3D3 trains researchers to meet the creative and design opportunities of the future, exploring the possibilities and challenges presented by rapidly evolving technologies, including the interface between digital processes and traditional methods. It offers a unique opportunity for creative scholar-practitioners working at the forefront of a rapidly expanding research landscape.  

PhD studentships comprise tuition fees (£3,900PA at 2013/14 rates) and a maintenance award (£13,726PA at 2013/14 rates) tenable for a minimum of 3 academic years.  Part-time studentships comprise tuition fees & pro-rata maintenance award.  

The next deadline for expressions of interest for 3D3 PhD studentships is January 2017and deadline for full applications is 29 February 2017.

2016/17 UWE fees for PhD, MPhil and DPhil:

Full-time - UK/EU - £4,984
Part-time UK/EU - £2,384
Full-time International - £12,625
Part-time International - £5,796
Writing up fee UK/EU and International - £381

CFPR Research Funding and Grant Awards

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Awards:

Bristol and Bath By Design

The Development of Novel Inkjet Inks

2.5D and 3D image capture and print in the cultural heritage field: evaluation of current and developing technologies, applications and workflows

Arts and Humanities Research Council Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement - Commercialisation Highlight Cal l- Ceramic Spin out Company

Combining Digital Print Technologies with 18th Century Underglaze Ceramic Printing to Retain an Industrial Heritage Process

Can Egyptian Paste Techniques (Faience) Be Used For 3D Printed, Solid Free-form Fabrication of Ceramics?

Solid Free-form Fabrication in Fired Ceramic as a Design Aid for Concept Modelling the Ceramic Industry

Paper Models: investigating laser-cutting technology

What will be the canon for the artist’s book in the 21st Century?

Research Fellowship for Innovation in Vitreous Enamel Surfaces in Jewellery

Creating an on-line interactive database to aid research into historic printmaking processes and techniques

The fabrication of three dimensional art and craft artefacts through virtual digital construction and output

Aesthetic Aspects of the Photomechanical Reproduction of Continuous Tone for the Photographs of Ansel Adams

Methodologies for the integration of fine art practice and wide format digital printing

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awards:

Current KTP Awards

REACT Project Funding:

REACT Pump-priming Award Visualising Colour Trends

RCUK awards:

RCUK Fellowships

Marie Curie Actions (EU FP6/7):

CREATE (Colour Research for European Advanced Technology Employment)

Colour Printing 7.0: Next Generation Multi-channel Printing (CP7.0)

Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB):

A full listing of AHRB funded projects from 1999-2005

SPUR Grants (UWE Early Career Research Grant):

Investigating the expanding field of production and interpretation of the digital printed artefact in a visual arts context

Smart materials and novel actuators: creative applications in art and design


A Creative Approach to 3D Print for Novel Methods of Fabrication



IMPACT Conferences, Events and Symposia

Digital Archives

Workshops and Masterclasses


Funding Awards

2.5 D Vector Driven Printing

Funding Organisations

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Hewlett Packard (HP)

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

EU Marie Curie Actions

Research Councils UK (RCUK)

Newby Trust