The East of Scotland Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership (EASTBIO DTP) was funded by the BBSRC in 2012 to provide world-class bioscience doctoral training in four areas of strategic priority: these are Basic Bioscience underpinning Health (Ageing ), Bioenergy & Industrial Biotechnology, Food Security and World-Class Bioscience. The Partnership was established in response to the BBSRC call for DTPs by combining the strengths of four reputable reseach-based universities in the East of Scotland: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews. Affiliated with the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) and the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), EASTBIO is the largest of the BBSRC DTPs.
Between 2012-1016, we have recruited 164 students to whom he have offered fully-funded 4-year PhD studentships. Each studentship covers tuition fees, a stipend at RCUK levels and £5,000 per year towards research training costs.