Norwich Research Park - one of our region's Centres of Excellence - has been awarded £12million to train the next generation of bioscientists.
The Park's Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership will be able to fofer at least 32 PhD studentships per year for the next five years from October 2020.
The John Innes Centre is the lead organisation of the NRPDTP alongside full partners the University of East Anglia (UEA), Quadram Institute Bioscience, Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory – all based at Norwich Research Park.
The Partnership's director Professor Dave Evans of the John Innes Centre said: “We are delighted to receive this funding which reflects the important role played by Norwich Research Park and its partners in the UK’s world-leading bioscience sector.
“This award will enable the delivery of a high-quality doctoral training programme to enable our PhD candidates to gain the attributes required for the highly-skilled workforce of the future.”
DTPs will offer four-year PhD studentships during which each student also undertakes a 3-month Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) placement to develop their skills further and to explore possible future career directions. Projects for October 2020 intake are now being advertised.
Professor Fiona Lettice, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), at the UEA said: “The NRPDTP is an exciting opportunity for us to bring together world-class expertise from across the Norwich Research Park to enable the next generation of scientists to work on novel bioscience research projects, to create new knowledge within their discipline, and to work with our Associate Partners to develop innovative solutions and make an impact within these organisations and beyond.”