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The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology

BBSRC Doctoral Training Grants (DTG)

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What is a DTG studentship?

BBSRC Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs) provide funding for postgraduate research training. The DTG system provides flexibility in the allocation and timing of awards of PhD studentships to applicants. Two types of offers are possible under the DTG scheme - 4-year PhD packages, or 'fast-track' 3-year studentships. Given the plethora of concepts and techniques in the application of structural biological methods to complex biological problems which cannot readily be assimilated in a conventional three-year PhD programme, it is likely that many Astbury Centre DTG awards will be 4-year studentships. These studentships will equip students with skills in important state-of-the-art techniques ranging from biophysical methods to functional aspects and cell biology. For applicants with previous research experience, some 3-year awards are available. For all DTG awards, the scheme allows the payment of enhanced studentship stipends.

Studentships available

PhD studentships are available to study in the various areas of research listed below. Further details are available by pointing to the relevant theme or technique below. Additional information is available from the links to individual staff web pages which will appear on the right hand side of the table.

How to apply

Deadline: Closing date for applications is 5th January 2011

To apply:


Send us:

  • The completed application form, clearly stating the names of possible supervisors
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A transcript of your degree examination marks
  • Evidence of English language qualification (non-native English speakers only)

Please send all completed application forms to:

The Astbury Centre Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
c/o The Graduate School Office
Faculty of Biological Sciences
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT

Projects available in the following areas or themes:

Protein DNA/RNA Interactions

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