Skills & careers

Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs)

MRC DTPs provide funding for doctoral training across MRC’s remit and strategic priority areas.

DTPs are awarded for multiple intake years of students and provide Research Organisations (ROs) with significant flexibility in the use of funds to support postgraduate studentships aligned to the RO’s scientific strategy and strengths.

Note to prospective students interested in applying for a DTP studentship. We do not recruit students and we do not run the process of recruitment for individual DTPs. Please refer to the relevant DTP institutions (see below) for details of recruitment, including timescales, deadlines and application processes

DTP renewals

In September 2015, MRC awarded the following allocations by competition (PDF, 423KB) for studentships commencing in October 2016, 2017 and 2018. See the table (PDF, 26KB) for full details of allocations.

Previous DTP funding

Previous DTP allocations (until the 2015 intake of students) are published under studentship application success rates.