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Department of Psychology

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Programme (BBSRC DTP)

The University of Cambridge offers up to 30 four-year BBSRC-funded studentships each year, with an application deadline of 1 December. A wide range of projects is available in the Department of Psychology and across many other world-class departments and research institutes under the four broad themes of Bioscience for Health; Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy; Agriculture and Food Security; and World Class Underpinning Bioscience.

The Programme is a partnership between 15 Departments and Institutes at the University of Cambridge and five research organisations (University Partner Institutions) situated nearby.

UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements will be eligible for a full studentship. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. Further information about eligibility for BBSRC funding can be found at the BBSRC website.

Full details of the structure and organization of this programme are available on the BBSRC DTP website

Please note that to apply for BBSRC DTP funding, applicants must apply directly to Plant Sciences by the deadline of 1 December, rather than the Department of Psychology. Following the first year of the Programme, students can transfer to the Department of their choice to complete their PhD. Details of how to apply can be found on the BBSRC DTP website.

BBSRC DTP Cambridge applications are not currently open.

Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP)

The Cambridge MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is a partnership between the University of Cambridge and the Babraham Institute, and includes as associate partners the MRC Institutes and Units in Cambridge, and other University Partner Institutes. Fully-funded PhD studentships are available each year, with an application deadline of 1 December.  Projects in the Department of Psychology are available under the Neuroscience and Mental Health theme in particular.

UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements will be eligible for a full studentship. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. Eligible applicants are automatically considered for any available studentships.

Full details of the Cambridge MRC DTP can be found at http://mrcdtp.medschl.cam.ac.uk

Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTP Studentship) 

The Psychology Department is pleased to participate in a new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) at the University of Cambridge.  A range of studentships are available across the social sciences at Cambridge; if you are interested in how society works and how it can handle global challenges, an ESRC DTP studentship will give you a world-class training programme, with access to leading international scholars both at Cambridge and other DTPs, and a wide community of fellow social scientists.

You can find out more about ESRC DTP studentships here: https://www.esrcdtp.group.cam.ac.uk/about

Please contact the Post to discuss your interest in applying for a DTP studentship.

 

Funding Round Deadline
Gates Cambridge (USA) Wednesday 14 October 2020
All other funding rounds Thursday 3 December 2020

All deadlines are 12.00 (UK time).

The Department will continue to accept applications up until Friday 30 April 2021 for October 2021 start date. Any application submitted after 3 December 2020 will not be considered for the funding round.

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