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- Training grants frequently asked questions (PDF 309KB)
- Training grants terms and conditions (PDF 77KB)
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Doctoral Training Partnerships
Excellent postgraduate training supporting BBSRC's strategic mission for the biosciences, delivered through a balanced and manageable number of key training partnerships, and enhanced by engagement with BBSRC
Next application deadline: TBC opening October 2013, closing date June 2014
Institutions or multi-institutional collaborations can apply to become Doctoral Training Partners with us. Our Doctoral Training Partners will provide PhD training to support our Strategic Plan (see related link), and will receive a Training Grant to support three cohorts of 4-year studentships.
Our Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme is a revision of the previous Quota Doctoral Training Grants scheme, and is one of a number of our schemes to support doctoral training.
The partnerships work with us to ensure PhD students are trained in areas aligning with our Strategic Plan, and that strategically-important skill areas are addressed.
The current awards support a total of 220 four-year studentships p.a. for three intakes from October 2012 and are awarded as single profiled training grants. The funding for each student's experimental costs has increased from £1k to £5k annually. Each student will take a three-month internship during their PhD, to experience working in an area not directly related to their PhD project.
The normal flexibility of research council training grants applies, enabling institutions to part-fund studentships from other sources.
- Research Organisations either individually or in collaboration must be eligible for BBSRC funding
- Research Organisation(s) must hold a minimum of £5M annual BBSRC research grant spend
- Proposals must be either institution-wide or multi-institutional, where it is anticipated that the majority of DTPs awarded will be multi-institutional and that a Research Organisation can only submit one proposal as lead applicant
For more information see 'eligibility criteria overview and eligible organisations' in related links.
DTP allocations 2012-2014
|Lead research organisation||Partner research organisation(s)||Name of lead applicant||Nominal total number of studentship awards per year||Number of studentships by strategic research area (per year)|
|Food Security||Bioenergy & Industrial Biotechnology||Basic Bioscience Underpinning Health||World Class Underpinning Bioscience||Enabling theme: Exploiting New Ways of Working (underpins all strategic research areas)|
|Bristol||Bath, Exeter, Rothamsted||Professor Alistair Hetherington||14||5||0||0||9||14|
|Cambridge||Babraham, EMBL-EBI, Animal Health Trust, WT Sanger Institute, NIAB||Professor Sir David Baulcombe||20||5||3||3||9||16|
|Edinburgh||Aberdeen, Dundee, St Andrews||Dr Caroline Victoria Proctor||24||6||4||2||12||12|
|Glasgow||Strathclyde||Professor Margaret MacLean||10||3||1||1||5||9|
|Imperial College||Royal Holloway, Research Complex at Harwell||Professor Martin Buck||15||3||5||1||6||14|
|John Innes Centre||IFR, East Anglia, TGAC||Professor Mike Merrick||13||6||3||0||4||12|
|Leeds||York, Sheffield||Professor Nigel Mark Hooper||20||4||5||0||11||18|
|Manchester||none||Dr Anna Lawless||21||0||8||1||12||21|
|Newcastle||Liverpool, Durham||Professor Barry Hirst||15||5||0||3||7||13|
|Nottingham||Rothamsted||Professor Jerry Roberts||19||6||7||0||6||10|
|Oxford||none||Professor Mark Sansom||10||2||2||1||5||6|
|Reading||Surrey, Lancaster, Southampton, Rothamsted||Professor Richard Tiffin||6||6||0||0||0||5|
|University of College London||Birkbeck, LSHTM, Royal Vet College, King's College, School of Pharmacy||Dr John Carroll||18||2||3||1||12||14|
|Warwick||Birmingham, Leicester||Professor Jacqueline Labbe||15||6||3||0||6||11|
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