Online application form

Applications for Agriculture and Food Security (standard programme) and some CASE projects on the Nottingham BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme are now open. The deadline is noon on Wednesday 24th August 2022.

Before completing the application form, we strongly recommend that you read all of the available information about the programme and how to apply on our website. We encourage applicants to attend an Applicant Information Webinar and any queries can be sent to the DTP Team.

Please note that this round of recruitment is only open to candidates with home fees status. All international places on the programme have already been awarded for a September 2022 start.

We strongly recommend applying well in advance of the deadline, as we will not be able to accept late applications.


  • Name of applicant and contact details
  • Name
  • Home Address
  • Correspondence Address
  • Residency Status
  • Qualifications
    Please supply details of Higher Education Institutions attended with full dates
  • Experience
    Please include any relevant experience or achievements not mentioned elsewhere in the application in this section.
  • DTP Programme
    Please select which DTP programme(s) you would like to be considered for. We are currently only accepting applications for CASE projects and Agriculture and Food Security places on our Standard Programme.
  • DTP Programmes
  • Application Questions
    All candidates should answer the following questions. We recommend that you draft your answers to these questions in Word and copy and paste them into the relevant boxes. Please adhere to the word limits as any text over the word limit will be disgarded. Our applications are anonymous, so please do not reveal your name, gender, age or previous institutions of study in your answers to these questions.
  • Please select which overarching research area you are interested in being considered for
  • Please select your research interests
  • I confirm that I meet the criteria for the Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Black and Black mixed candidates.
  • CASE Programme
    Please only answer these questions if you would like to be considered for the CASE Programme. You may indicate up to three projects of interest. The order you select the project in will not be seen as an order of preference.
  • Upload section
    Please upload your transcript(s). Please ensure you upload a transcript for each of your degree level qualifications. We do not require a degree certificate. Applications submitted without the required documents or with incorrect paperwork will not be considered. If the combined file size is too large (over 4MB) then we will not receive it.
  • References
    Please provide us with two sets of referee details. The DTP will contact them to request references if you are shortlisted for the programme.
  • Name
  • Name
  • Additional Questions
  • Equal Opportunities
    All details here are for anonymous reporting to BBSRC on diversity data. Applicants to the University of Nottingham are considered solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, ethnic or national origin, age (subject to the university regulations on minimum age), disability, religion, sexual orientation or any other irrelevant distinction.
  • Gender
  • Please select if you wish to disclose this disability so we can make any necessary arrangement for you.
  • Have you ever been in care?
  • Have one or more of your parents participated in Higher Education?
  • Have you ever been in receipt of free school meals?
  • Do you have caring responsibilities?


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466946