The University of Kent and NIAB EMR are part of a new South Coast Biosciences (SoCoBio) Doctoral Training Partnership collaboration (DTP). This exciting new initiative is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSCRC) and also involves the Universities of Southampton, Kent and Sussex.

The consortium provides PhD students with a unique opportunity to undertake bioscience research and training in the following themes:

  • Bioscience for sustainable agriculture and food (up to 5 scholarships available)
  • Bioscience for renewable resources and clean growth (up to 8 scholarships available)
  • Understanding the rules of life (up to 11 scholarships available)
  • Bioscience for an integrated understanding of health (up to 3 scholarships available)

A substantial proportion of the studentships are co-funded by industry or include an industry partner through a CASE award.

The DTP will develop skills needed for successful careers in Bioscience. Students will normally take two laboratory ‘rotations’ in the first year, and then select a project jointly supervised by researchers from two of the host institutions or with industry. There will usually be a three-month industrial placement.

Each studentship will pay fees, training costs and a stipend. To find out more: