The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) awarded funding to the University of Nottingham and its consortium partners for this Doctoral Training Programme (DTP), designed to tackle worldwide issues such as food security, new sources of energy and sustainable sources of chemical products.
The BBSRC DTP provides PhD students with a world-class training programme and a wide range of skills development to prepare them for a successful research career in biotechnology and biological sciences.
The programme has three separate research themes addressing the strategic priorities of the BBSRC.
In addition to their research project, students benefit from a programme that includes:
- the opportunity to work in different research environments and try different projects during lab rotations
- research training including an annual conference and training week
- a mandatory three-month professional internship or placement
- industry-linked studentships giving researchers the opportunity to work with an industry partner
Studentships include home tuition fees and an annual tax-free stipend at UKRI rates. Find out more at: ukri.org/skills/funding-for-research-training/. Applicants who are classed as international for fees purposes may apply.
To apply for one of these research projects, candidates must normally hold a first or upper-second-class UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate area of science or technology.