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BBSRC DTP

 

The BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) through UKRI (United Kingdom Research and Innovation) provide funding for a number of DTPs (Doctoral Training Partnerships) at Universities throughout the UK. 

BBSRC DTPs provide PhD training in research areas relevant to the remit and strategic priority areas of the BBSRC. They also provide a breadth of professional development and training opportunities to enhance students' capability and develop the world-class, highly skilled workforce the UK needs for its future.

The University of Cambridge is delighted to be able to offer a number of funded* 4 year PhD studentships through a grant received from the BBSRC. These studentships can take place at a number of department and partner institutes.

Types of Studentship

Standard BBSRC DTP Studentship

Standard BBSRC DTP students complete two rotations in different departments and a 3 month professional internship in an organisation of their choice as part of their PhD. Initially, students apply to a theme, not a specific project.

Targeted BBSRC DTP Studentship

Targeted BBSRC DTP students complete two rotations in different departments and a 3 month professional internship in an organisation of their choice as part of their PhD. Students apply for a specific research project - the rotations will feed into this.

iCASE Studentship

iCASE BBSRC DTP Students apply for a known research project, this project will contain a minimum of a 3 month internship/collaboration with an industrial partner connected to the PhD.

Check here for more detailed information on Available Studentships.

Who can apply for the Cambridge BBSRC DTP?

UK and EEA students who have, or are expecting to attain, at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in relevant biological subjects, are invited to apply. The interdisciplinary nature of many of the projects available and the training modules means that we also welcome applications from students with physical science and mathematical backgrounds who are interested in using their skills in addressing biological questions. 

We are particularly interested in attracting candidates from non-biological or non-traditional biological backgrounds and providing opportunities for computational students to train in biology and for biology students to train in the physical sciences and mathematics.

Please note, if you have a background in medicine or an interest in medical translation, you may be interested in the MRC DTP Programme or the Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council partnered with Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.

 

*UK nationals/home students will receive a fully funded studentship covering fees and maintenance, European students will receive a fees only studentship but can also apply to be considered in the Univesrity of Cambridge funding competitions.