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BBSRC EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership

BBSRC EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership

Call for applications for 2022

  • Would you like to study for a PhD as part of a supportive collaborative partnership in Scotland?
  • Would you like to be part of a vibrant community of bioscience students and supervisors working together on cutting edge research of global importance?
  • Would you like to experience enhanced development and training opportunities in new technologies and techniques, public engagement and industrial impact?

Our training programme is designed to equip our students to compete with the best in the world in their future employment.

EASTBIO DTP will offer a minimum of 50 fully funded 4-year studentships in bioscience to start in autumn 2022, up to 30% of which will be available to international students. EASTBIO studentships include a UKRI doctoral stipend, plus a training grant of £5,000 per annum (year 1-3; £1,500 year 4) and travel/conference grant of £230 per annum. Note that studentships cover UK-level tuition fees only but some departments may be able to support international fees also. Please refer to UKRI guidance and Annex B of the UKRI Training Grant Terms and Conditions for full eligibility criteria.

Applications are for projects advertised across the partnership and based in one of our partner institutions in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, James Hutton Institute, Moredun Research Institute and Scotland’s Agriculture College (SRUC). Successful candidates will be nominated by project supervisors and shortlisted for interview by representatives from each partner institutions and the EASTBIO Management Group.

We strongly encourage applications from a wide variety of backgrounds as we believe diversity is an essential driver of good science. We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive training environment, offering a part-time study option and providing on-the-programme support for students with disabilities and caring/family responsibilities.

Our projects include focus on the following key areas:

  • Clean Growth
  • Crops and Soil
  • Health
  • Livestock & Aquaculture
  • Transformative Technologies
  • Understanding the Rules of Life
BBSRC EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership

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Application Deadline: 16 December 2021

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