The Nottingham BBSRC DTP is pleased to offer DTP applicants who have Home fees status and identify as coming from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background the opportunity to apply for our AMPlify applicant mentoring programme for the 2023/24 recruitment cycle for our Doctoral Training Programme.  

AMPlify is an applicant mentoring programme which gives applicants who meet the required criteria the opportunity to receive mentoring support during the application process. Please note that we are unable to offer this mentoring support to International students, as it is Home fees students from these backgrounds that have been identified as underrepresented on our programme.


Applicants who are accepted onto the AMPlify programme will receive a package of mentoring support throughout the application process from a trained mentor. This will include:

  • A pre-application discussion with their mentor
  • A funded opportunity to visit the mentor’s lab
  • An application writing support session with their mentor
  • An interview preparation support session with their mentor
  • A post-interview outcome reflection session

To be eligible to apply to join the scheme applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background 
  2. Hold or expect to obtain at least a 2.1 degree in a relevant subject by October 2024
  3. Hold UK fee status for 2024 entry (email us if you need support on this)

Priority will also be given to any applicants who meet the above criteria and identify as any of the following:

  1. Have ever been in local authority care
  2. Have ever been in receipt of free school meals
  3. First in family to attend higher education
  4. Completed/completing their undergraduate studies at a non-Russell Group university 

If you would like to apply for this scheme please complete this form

If you have any questions about this or would like further information please contact: Sandra Rose or Alice Haslam 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466946