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 world-wide 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.
Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (IBB)
Agriculture and Food Security (AFS)
Molecules, Cells and Organisms (MCO)
In addition to their research project, students benefit from a programme that includes:
Funding is available for four years from late September 2018. A full award covers fees plus an annual stipend. This is set by the Research Councils and is £14,553 for 2017.
Please note that scholarships will be awarded on the following basis:
Eligibility for full funding (fees and stipend) is restricted to Home and eligible EU students.
There are a limited number of places available covering both fees and stipend for EU Nationals who have not previously been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years.
International students are NOT eligible to applyEntry requirements
To apply for one of these research projects, candidates must normally hold a first or upper-second-class UK honours degree, or an equivalent qualification gained outside of the UK, in an appropriate area of science or technology. Please see the BBSRC guide to student eligibility for more information.