BBSRC CTP four-year studentships for October 2021

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC ) has awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR. The Collaborative Training Partnership for Fruit Crop Research ( focuses on industry-led research and development on important fruit crops in the UK. The studentship is funded for four years with a requirement to complete industry placement(s) of a minimum total of three months.


We are offering one exciting fully-funded PhD opportunity on the following topic:

Application and eligibility

This student will be registered with the University of Essex. Beginning in October 2021, the successful candidate should have (or expect to have) an Honours Degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of 2.1 in Plant Science, Applied Statistics, or other related science subjects.

We welcome UK, EU, and international applicants. Candidates whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the specific demands of their study.

This studentship is for four years and is fully funded in line with BBSRC standard rates. Home tuition fee rates apply to all applicants regardless of nationality.

Anyone interested should fill the online application via the link provided at the end of the project description page before the deadline of 14th June 2021. If need further help or clarification, please contact