Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership

Funded PhD Opportunities

Deadline: January 10, 2016

By this date you should have: checked your eligibility; applied to your chosen University via the on-line system; and completed the MIBTP proforma so we have a complete record of those applying.

Number of Studentships available: 52 across MIBTP, 18 at University of Birmingham,

Stipend: RCUK standard rate (plus additional travel allowance in year 1 and a laptop)

The Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP) is a BBSRC-funded doctoral training partnership between the universities of Warwick, Birmingham and Leicester. It delivers innovative, world-class research training across the Life Sciences to boost the growing Bioeconomy across the UK.

The projects fall under three MIBTP themes:

For entry in October 2016 the following Birmingham projects are offered:

Download the list of Birmingham supervisors 

This list contains a link to the home Department/School/Institute of each supervisor.

Students undertake an initial 10 weeks of training in the methods of modern integrative bioscience, followed by two 12-week mini-research projects, and one 12-week professional placement. Our PhD training aims to produce mature, research-skilled graduates primed to succeed in their careers.

Students from a wide diversity of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Everyone will join the training programme. You are encouraged to indicate a preference for particular universities and projects at the time of application so that we ensure recruitment into all topic areas, but final project choice is not essential at this time. PhD projects need not be finalized until training is completed and you have had the chance to experience different research environments. MIBTP welcomes those with creative drive in both theoretical (maths, physics or computer science) and experimental (biology, biomedicine, chemistry, or biotechnology) research.

In order to apply you must ensure that you are eligible. Then explore the range of projects on offer (see above).  If you decide to apply for a particular project then click on the link for the Supervisor’s School/Department and then follow the “Apply for this course” link to the on-line application system. Apply for Full time PhD in Biosciences, Chemistry, etc, indicating that you wish to apply to the BBSRC MIBTP programme.  If you simply want to join the programme without choosing a project then apply to [Biosciences] indicating that you wish to apply for PhD in Biosciences and the BBSRC MIBTP programme without choosing a potential supervisor.

Please enter 'MIBTP' in the Funding details section of the application.