School of Life Sciences

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The Wellcome Trust Drug Discovery and Team Science DTP

Applications are now open for this programme. Once you have completed your application, please also email a copy of your CV to

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


Drug discovery and Team Science is team-driven doctoral training programme designed to develop a new generation of global thinkers who will drive science forward.

It will enable you to:

  • Shape your own research project whilst working within a supportive scientific community to exchange ideas and collaborate on cutting edge research.
  • Collaborate and create networks across a wider scientific community, including Universities and Industry.
  • Take part in training opportunities to develop and equip you with technical and transferable skills relevant to the research community, and more broadly into the wider world of work.

Team Science is a collaborative effort to address scientific challenges.

We believe that our Team Science approach will bring together individuals with varied viewpoints and backgrounds, providing a new perspective on scientific issues. Therefore, we offer opportunities to work alongside global leaders in drug discovery, including colleagues from University of Nottingham, pharmaceutical companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and learned societies will enable student to engage in multidisciplinary research.

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Research Focus

Find out about what research you will undertake in this year's cohort

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Research Timeline

Find out how long you will be spending in each rotation and in each group





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School of Life Sciences

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

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