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BBSRC funded studentship (4 years) available from October 2018

We are pleased to advertise a 4-year BBSRC co-funded PhD Studentship to conduct research in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience available from October 2018. The G. H. Lewes Studentship will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate a strong academic background and an aptitude for research. You will join the BBSRC Doctoral Training Program (DTP) which includes training in Statistics, Computational and Systems Biology, and Research Skills, and two rotation projects in the first year, one in the PhD laboratory and a second in another laboratory providing a complementary research experience (all the DTP rotation projects will be available for the student to choose from). In addition, you will undertake a 12-week professional internship during the PhD.

BBSRC funded studentship projects


Step 1: Contact supervisor(s)
Make contact with the supervisor(s) by email to find out more information about projects. A list of supervisors and available projects is on  Include your CV, detailing your academic record and contact details for 2 academic referees. Initial enquiries should be made as early as possible.

Step 2: University Application

If the supervisor wishes to support you for the competition, he/she will ask you to apply formally to the University using the online application form (Applicant Portal)

selecting the appropriate course:

Course:  PhD in Physiology, Development & Neuroscience

List the name of your prospective supervisor in the Research section of the form, it would be helpful if you could also add (BBSRC project) to the title.  You will also be required to submit a research proposal (1-2 pages of A4).

Project related questions may be addressed directly to the supervisorRequests for general information or enquiries about procedures including advice if you have already submitted an application to our Department should be directed to Aileen Jordan, Graduate Administrator (e-mail

UK and EEA students who meet the UK residency requirements will be eligible for a full BBSRC studentship. Students from EEA countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award.
For full details on eligibility (qualifications and residence criteria) see: BBSRC Guide to Studentship Eligibility
*EEA students eligible for a fees-only award can apply for University-wide funding schemes (note you would need to apply before 4th January 2018 -

Deadline for online application with ALL supporting documentation to be submitted by
Monday 19 February 2018 at the latest*. Interview dates to be confirmed. 

Each Application made using the Applicant Portal will cost you £50, (if you cannot apply online, you may apply on paper, but the fee is £100).