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Welcome to C-DICE, the Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure Cities and Energy. C-DICE is a world-class postdoctoral development programme which leverages the capability of 18 leading research-intensive UK universities.

C-DICE aims to build and sustain the advanced skills base required to create a pipeline of world-class talent for the Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (IC&E) sectors, and accelerate progress towards a net-zero society by 2050.

C-DICE brings together the collective expertise of the UKCRIC universities with the partners of the Energy Research Accelerator, working alongside research associations, institutes, and many leading industrial partners.

Take a look at our Events, Opportunities, News and Blogs below to see how you can get benefit from the C-DICE programme.

Latest events

During this interactive workshop you will learn the principles of effective workshop design and be given the space to practise Read more
Our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Webinar will enable researchers to develop an understanding of the knowledge and skills required to Read more
The Cranfield Water masterclass series has been developed with a focus on the current challenges facing the water sector and Read more

Latest news

Find out more about the latest C-DICE secondments and training events in this edition of The Post. Also, an opportunity Read more
Catch up with the latest C-DICE news and events, and information about the extended deadline for #NPDC23 abstract submissions. Click Read more
The abstract submission deadline for a chance to present at the National Postdoc Conference 2023 has been extended till the Read more


C-DICE is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity for a four-month secondment for postdoctoral researchers with industrial partner Sinnos Ltd. Read more
C-DICE is pleased to support attendees of the 2023 Birmingham Decarbonisation Summer School (Summer School) with a special networking grant Read more
C-DICE is pleased to announce an open call for a special Networking Grant designed to support postdoctoral researchers who are Read more

Latest blog posts

Dr Thomas Fender participated in the Career Coaching for Postdoctoral Researchers - a six week long bespoke career coaching programme Read more
A secondment is a temporary transfer of a postdoctoral research fellow or early career researcher to another workplace or post. Read more
In its simplest form, a research sandpit is a means to develop novel research. But for postdocs, it’s much more Read more

We are always keen to discuss partnership opportunities with businesses and other organisations.
Please get in touch if you would like to partner with C-DICE.