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BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

An exceptional programme led by three of the UK’s top Universities

Our partnership provides an opportunity for the next generation of young researchers to address outstanding scientific questions in the biosciences, this is an exceptional programme of research training which emphasises the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology.

  • Cutting edge technologies and state-of the-art facilities to deliver world-class results
  • Around 16 fully-funded studentships across the partnership each year

2019/20 Applications Open 

The NLD BBSRC DTP is now inviting applications from prospective students to study as part of a fully funded studentship with stipend* for over 58 advertised projects which will result in at least 22 studentships being awarded.

To apply, please view our range of projects advertised on Choose the project that you wish to apply for and complete and submit  the online application form, attaching your full CV and covering letter. 

Once you have submitted your application, the supervisor of your chosen project will review your application. If you succeed in making the shortlist, you will be called to interview by your supervisor at the institution in which your project is based. Following these interviews, each supervisor will select one candidate to submit to the DTP for consideration for the final studentship allocation.

*Closing date for 2019 entry – 11 January 2019*

* Depending on eligibility criteria, please follow this link for more details and to confirm if you are eligible for a DTP studentship.

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