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Leeds Liverpool Newcastle Sheffield

MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership

Discovery Medicine North

Eligibility & funding

Funding

DiMeN DTP studentships are funded for 3.5 years and include the following annual package of financial support over the duration of the studentship:

  • A tax-free maintenance grant set at the UK Research Council's national postgraduate rate.
  • Full payment of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate.
  • A research training support grant (RTSG) to support your research costs.
  • Opportunity to apply to our Flexible Funding awards to further support your training and development needs.

iCASE Projects

A number of our projects have full iCASE industry partners.  For these projects students will benefit from an enhanced stipend (£2,500 pa in addition to the UKRI standard rate), additional research/consumables budget for the project and a minimum of 3 months on placement spent working in the facilities of the industrial collaborator.  For further details please speak to the relevant supervisors directly or email us.

Eligibility

DiMeN welcomes applications from both Home and EU citizens only, who have been resident in the UK/EU for at least three years prior to October 2019. We are not currently accepting applications from overseas applicants. Successful Home students will receive a full studentship. EU students will be considered for a full studentship or fees only support depending on the excellence of their qualifications and their employment/residency status (www.mrc.ac.uk/skills-careers/studentships/studentship-guidance/student-eligibility-requirements).

You should be someone with an outstanding academic track record who can demonstrate your potential to undertake the research project of your choice. You must hold (or be about to obtain) a First or an Upper Second Class UK undergraduate degree or an equivalent degree from a recognised EU institution, in a relevant subject for the projects you are applying to. Qualifications (or a combination of qualifications and experience) which demonstrate equivalent ability and attainment will also be considered. For example, a less than sufficient first degree may be enhanced to meet the requirements by the acquisition of a Distinction at Masters level or industry experience, to enhance the first degree.

We welcome in particular applications from students with physical science, machine learning and/or mathematical backgrounds who are interested in using their skills to address the challenges of 21st century bioscience research.

Programme benefits

  • A breadth of training opportunities from single molecules to the patient
  • 32 fully funded studentships 
  • Cutting edge technologies and state-of the-art facilities to deliver world-class results