How to apply

Recruitment 2022

EASTBIO DTP invites applications for UKRI BBSRC-funded 4-year PhD studentships for PhD projects, including Collaborative projects with non-academic partner organisations, for a start in the autumn of 2022. The available EASTBIO PhD projects are now available across our partner institutions -- Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, JHI, MRI, SRUC.

Applications are invited from candidates with a minimum of 2.1 undergraduate degree or equivalent. The EASTBIO DTP is committed to recruiting PhD students from a broad and diverse range of backgrounds. We will, therefore, consider both academic and professional experience, knowledge and skills.

Statement from the EASTBIO DTP Management Group
“We understand that our applicants may have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways and we are prepared to take such effects into consideration during our recruitment decisions.”

Student eligibility guidance:
UKRI-funded studentships are open to students worldwide and will cover tuition fees at the UK rate, plus a stipend to support living costs and an annual research grant of £5,000 for the first three years of the PhD research. The proportion of international students appointed through the EASTBIO DTP is capped at 30%.  All students must meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the UKRI guidance on UK, EU and international candidates. This guidance should be read in conjunction with the UKRI Training Grant Terms and Conditions, esp. TGC 5.2 & Annex B.

Deadline 16th of December 2021 
We encourage early applications and enquiries.

To apply for an EASTBIO PhD studentship, follow the instructions below:

1) Check FindAPhD for our available projects and contact potential supervisors before you apply.

2) After you have discussed the projects of interest to you with the project supervisors, download and complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey and then fill in the EASTBIO Application Form and submit to each institution hosting your proposed projects (max of 3 projects) as per the instructions in the project adverts.

3) Send the EASTBIO Reference Form to your two academic/professional referees, and ask them to complete and submit it as specified on the project adverts. Your referees will need to know the deadline to submit their reference, the institution hosting the project(s) you are applying for and an email for queries.

4) All EASTBIO (online) interviews will be in the week 7-11 February 2022 with awards made from the following week onwards.

The EASTBIO team will run a series of 1-hour online sessions open to applicants who have queries about the application process. Please join us via Teams between 13:00-14:00 (UK time) on the following dates:
17 November
30 November (replacement of the cancelled 24/11 session due to illness)
1 December
13 December
15 December
5 January ("I have applied. What happens now?" Q&A session)

If you have specific queries about your application, the points of contact per institution are below: