FoodBioSystems Doctoral Training Partnership studentships for 2022
The FoodBioSystems Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is currently advertising 36 projects. From these, it is expected 24 studentships will be awarded to the strongest application to start their studies in October 2022.
Start date1 October 2022
Funding sourceBBSRC FoodBioSystems Doctoral Training Partnership.
Funding is for the full 48 months of the studentship.
Stipend: £15,609 per annum with annual increases for inflation.
Fees: Studentship fees are covered for UK /EU citizens only. Up to 30% of the studentships may be awarded to international students. For international FoodBioSystems DTP studentships based at the University of Surrey, the University will be covering the difference in the UK/Republic of Ireland fees and International Fees for international UKRI funded students.
Full eligibility, funding and application details can be found on the FoodBioSystems DTP page.
The FoodBioSystems Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) brings together six university partners: University of Reading, Cranfield University, University of Surrey, Queen’s University Belfast, Aberystwyth University, and Brunel University London. The Partnership’s vision is to develop the next generation of bioscientists with in-depth knowledge and technical expertise of food systems and biological processes across the Agri-Food system from pre-farm to post-fork. They will become the urgently needed experts - able to transform the food value chain and address challenges of sustainability, efficacy, authenticity and safety in food production systems whilst delivering better nutrition and concomitant health benefits for society.
The DTP is currently advertising 36 projects. From these, it is expected 24 studentships will be awarded to the strongest application to start their studies in October 2022.
Up to 7 PhD of these PhD studentships will be based at the University of Surrey and fully-funded by the BBSRC FoodBioSystem Doctoral Training Partnership.
The projects based at the University of Surrey address a range of different research topics encompassing nutrition, food science and food production engineering. Full details of all the advertised projects can be found on the FoodBioSystems DTP website.
- BIO-ESPRESSO: Bio-Electrochemical System for Product REcovery from Spent Substrate cOffee waste
- Variation in the iodine content of milk, dairy products, and eggs and the implication for UK iodine intake; studies at the farm, retail, and population level
- New tools for sustainable control of liver fluke in ruminants
- Beyond bone health: a multidisciplinary approach to define the functional effects of vitamin D on genomic stability
- Lupin-enhanced wheat bread for nutritional benefits
- Extent of Iron Deficiency/Insufficiency in Ethnic Groups: Implications for Immune Health and Interaction with Vitamin D Status in Black African and South Asian Populations: from Big Data to Mechanistic Studies
- Filling the fibre gap: functional and metabolic potential of high amylose wheat.
We expect successful applicant to hold a BSc degree (with at least UK 2:1 honours, or equivalent) or an MSc degree with distinction in a discipline relevant to the specific project.
This studentship is available for UK and international students.
IELTS requirements: The standard requirement is for a score of 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category, in an IELTS Academic test taken in the last 2 years. Equivalent qualifications are listed here: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements.
How to apply
Initial applications must be made online via the FoodBioSystems online application system, which will open on 6 January 2022.
Successful applicants for the Surrey-based studentships will subsequently be required to complete the University of Surrey online postgraduate researcher application.
Interviews will be conducted remotely over Zoom.
Read our studentship FAQs to find out more about applying and funding.