BBSRC EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership

BBSRC EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership

Call for applications for 2023

  • 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 2023, up to 30% of which will be available to international students. EASTBIO studentships include a UKRI doctoral stipend (estimated at £17,668), plus a training grant of £5,000 per annum (year 1-3; £1,500 year 4) and a travel/conference grant of £230 per annum (unspent sums rolled in the following year). Note that although studentships cover UK-level tuition fees only, EASTBIO partner institutions are committed to support international fees. EASTBIO does not provide funding to cover visa and associated healthcare surcharges for international students. For full eligibility criteria, please refer to the UKRI guidance and Annex B of the UKRI Training Grant Terms and Conditions .

Applications are for PhD 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 Rural College (SRUC). Successful candidates will be first nominated by project supervisors and then shortlisted for interview by academic representatives from each partner institution 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 and we aim to address underrepresentation in our pool of candidates, especially candidates with disabilities; care-experienced, with caring responsibilities or first generation in higher education; aged 30 and over; BAME. We embrace the whole-person approach in our recruitment and 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. EASTBIO EDI page.

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

To find out more and apply for a PhD with us, please visit:

EASTBIO will run a number of online Q&A sessions from mid-October 2022 onwards, open to all applicants to answer questions and offer advice on the application process and forms – we will publish the details on the above page.

Application Deadline: 5 December 2022

See all our EASTBIO Projects

Click here to see the EASTBIO projects available.

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