Call to apply for the MRC DTP/CASE PhD studentships for the academic year 2020-21 now open

News article 14 Jan 2020
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MRC DTP students including some of the DTP management team

LSTM and Lancaster University have announced that the call to apply for the MRC DTP/CASE PhD studentships for the academic year 2020-21 is now open.

Funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) provides an excellent opportunity for exceptional candidates to join internationally recognised centres of excellence for leading cutting edge multidisciplinary research in global health.

The objectives of the MRC DTP Programme are:

1)      To develop future leaders in translational research and relevant to Global Health.

2)      To develop researchers with quantitative and interdisciplinary skills.

3)      To develop bridge scientists who can translate scientific innovation into beneficial impact on health for the world’s most vulnerable people and communities.

Now on its fourth call, LSTM and Lancaster have built on their existing research strengths to deliver the programme. LSTM’s Professor Giancarlo Biagini said: “The DTP overcomes traditional barriers of effective translational research by training a cadre of “bridge scientists” who will be able to work across the divides of traditional disciplines and deliver real impact in their chosen field. We look forward to welcoming a new cohort onto, what has already proved to be, a successful and innovative programme.”

The structure of the programme allows extremely bright, enthusiastic individuals with outstanding track records from diverse academic backgrounds (e.g. medical chemists, molecular biologists, parasitologists, entomologists, pharmacologists, clinicians, mathematicians, economists, social and management scientists) to hone their research ideas, interests and skills in the first year and, in consultation with PIs, generate PhD work plans that are highly competitive and impactful.

The deadline for applications is the 13th of February and you can find out more about the programme and how to apply here.