The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has awarded £12.5M to The University of Nottingham and its consortium partners for this Doctoral Training Programme, designed to tackle world-wide issues such as food security, new sources of energy and sustainable sources of chemical products.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme provides PhD students with a world-class training programme and a wide range of skills development to prepare students for a successful research career in biotechnology and biological sciences.
The programme has three separate research themes addressing the strategic priorities of the BBSRC.
- Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (IBB)
- Agriculture and Food Security (AFS)
- World-Class Underpinning Bioscience (Molecules, Cells and Organisms (MCO)
In addition to their research project, students benefit from a programme that includes:
- a choice of research projects in the first six months that enable students to make informed decisions about the programme they will pursue for their PhD studies
- research training consisting of modular training and laboratory rotations
- a 3-month professional internship for PhD students (PIP)
The current (2016/17) stipend rate for UK students is £14,296 (set by RCUK).
To apply for one of these research projects, candidates must normally hold a first or upper-second-class UK honours degree, or an equivalent qualification gained outside of the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology.