Nottingham BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme 2023: Applications Now Open

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme


The Nottingham BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership is led by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and NBIC, and offers fully funded, four-year PhD studentships that are aligned to strategic priorities supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). This training programme is designed to provide you with the skills and experience you need to be successful in your PhD journey and beyond.


Recruitment for standard DTP studentships and CASE industry-linked studentships is now open. 

If you would like to find out more about the DTP, register your interest for the Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 29 November where there will be a range of sessions on offer including:

  • an overview of the application and interview process;
  • interview skills workshop
  • Presentation about PIPS (Professional Internships for Phd Students) and welfare
  • Q&A with visa & immigration team


Key Dates


  • Recruitment launch: 14 November 2023
  • Virtual open day: 29 November 2023 (13:30 – 16:30 GMT)
  • Application deadline: 12 noon on Tuesday 16 January 2024
Nottingham BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme 2023

The Programme


Thanks to £15m of funding awarded by the BBSRC, the Universities of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent are able offer this innovative four-year doctoral training programme that will provide you with world-class training in biotechnology and bioscience.

The programme offers a wide range of skills development opportunities to prepare you for a range of careers, whether in academia, industry, science policy and communication, education or beyond. You will also become part of a community that exchanges ideas and experiences within and across student groups.

Visit the University of Nottingham website to find out more.