School of Life Sciences

Eligibility and how to apply


This DTP is open to students with an undergraduate degree (at least an upper second) or masters (with a merit/distinction) in a relevant STEM discipline including biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, chemistry, biomedical sciences, computer science, materials science, mathematics or pharmacy and with an interest in pharmacology, physiology, drug discovery, mathematical biology or systems biology; or equivalent in biomedical/life sciences research or equivalent experience in industry (three years+).

How to apply

Applications are now being accepted and reviewed for this programme.

Once you have completed your application form, please also email a copy of your CV to

The closing date for applications: Friday 5 January 2024 at 5pm (GMT).

Candidates will be notified by Friday 26 January 2024 if they have been successful in reaching the interview stage.

Interviews will be held between 7 February and 16 February 2024.

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Short-listing and interviews

All applications/CVs will be anonymised by an independent administrator before being passed on to a selection panel. This includes removing all indicators of gender, race, age, class, disability, sex etc. The process for short-listing candidates will be as follows:

  1. CV's will not be part of the selection process. They will only be used to ensure candidates meet the eligibility criteria.
  2. Only the answers to the questions on the application form will be assessed by the selection panel and be used to shortlist candidates for interview.
  3. A separate selection panel will review the answers to the remaining questions and assess them against defined application criteria to create the short-list.

Candidates will be notified by Friday 26 January 2024 if they have been successful in reaching the interview stage.

Interviews will be held between 7 February and 16 February 2024.


How many places are available?

Four PhD scholarships are available each year.

The first cohort started in October 2020 and there will be further intakes of four studentships each year until October 2024.


When should I apply?


The closing date for applications is Friday 5 January 2024 at 5pm (GMT).


Overseas applicants

We are offering one funded overseas student per cohort.


Stipends and tuition fees

The studentships are fully funded, including the payment of tuition fees. The Wellcome Trust reviews stipends on an annual basis and for current students the starting stipend (income tax free) is expected to be £23,955


Contact us

For further information or initial enquiries please email Professor Jeanette Woolard.

To stay up to date with all our activties, follow us on Twitter @NottsTeamSci.

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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