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BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Eligibility & funding

You should be someone with an outstanding academic track record and can demonstrate your potential for the research project of your choice.

You must hold a First or good 2:1 undergraduate degree, or a suitable qualification at Masters level, in biosciences or related sciences. The multidisciplinary training experience and interdisciplinary nature of some of the projects means that we welcome applications from students with physical science and mathematical backgrounds who are interested in using their skills to address the challenges of 21st century bioscience research.

DTP studentships are usually four years and include the following annual package of financial support over the duration of the studentship:

  • A tax-free maintenance grant set at the UK Research Council's national postgraduate rate £14,553 (2017-18 rate) with an enhanced stipend is available for students from a veterinary training background.
  • Full payment of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate.
  • A research training support grant (RTSG) to support your research studies (managed through the host institution).
  • Opportunity to apply for a DTP Training Grant to enable you to attend training workshops and visit research groups to advance your skills training.

Home students receive a full studentship. EU students who have not been resident in the UK for the last three years before the start of their studentship are only eligible for a fees-only award.

Programme benefits

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