UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements will be eligible for a full NERC studentship. This will cover a stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£13,726 per annum for 2013-2014), research costs and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. Overseas students may be able to join the programme but will need to have arranged funding from other sources (see http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/grads/eligibillity).
For full details on eligibility see: NERC Guide to Studentship Eligibility.
We encourage students who are interested in a project that is eligible for NERC funding to apply for the DTP programme. If students are not successful in their application for the DTP programme they could still be considered for specific projects funded by Trusts (EU) or CHESS (UK or EU).
To apply please follow the instructions set out in the University Admissions section below.
At section A12 of the online application (GRADSAF) please make sure that you mention the Biological DTP Theme and enter the codes for projects which particularly interest you or include the name of a staff member working in the area which interests you.
The deadline for online applications is Saturday 18 January 2014, with ALL supporting documentation to be submitted by Saturday 1st February. Interviews will take place on the 18th and 19th February 2014.
If you submit your application by 10 Jan you will also be eligible for consideration for funding through other Cambridge University schemes.