Partner Studentships

DTP Partner Studentships

Candidates are invited to apply for studentships which support research undertaken under the joint supervision of academics at the University of Oxford or Oxford Brookes University and our partner organisations (Diamond Light Source, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, STFC Central Laser Facility, The Research Complex at Harwell, The Pirbright Institute and the Rosalind Franklin Institute). Studentships with the Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford are awarded through our iCASE studentship programme.

The following partner studentships were available for entry in 2022, details of projects for 2023 entry will be published soon. 


Project Titles Lead Supervisor(s) Lead Partner Organisation(s) Application Deadline* Notes
RFI Studentship


University of Oxford, Rosalind Franklin Institute CLOSED  
Ultrastructural and functional analyses of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis Dr Ronelle Roth Diamond Light Source, University of Oxford CLOSED  
Investigating the structural dynamics and inhibition of the cysteine proteases of SARS-CoV-2 and related coronaviruses Professor Christopher Schofield Diamond Light Source, University of Oxford CLOSED  
Ultrastructural insights into avian herpesvirus-host cell interactions Professor Venu Nair The Pirbright Institute, Diamond Light Source, University of Oxford CLOSED  
Characterisation of porcine T follicular helper cells and their response to
vaccination and infection
Dr Jane Edwards The Pirbright Institute, University of Oxford CLOSED  
Crossing paths: Investigating the role of auxin and cytokinin in 3D growth specification Dr Laura Moody University of Oxford CLOSED Only funded at home fee level
Structural basis of protein import by the TOC complex Dr Jani Bolla University of Oxford 9 August 2022 Only funded at home fee level

Unbiased identification of regulatory region-target gene pairs in human adipocytes

Dr Robert Beagrie, Dr Robert Kitchen, Dr Manu Verma Novo Nordisk Research Centre, Oxford 9 August 2022 Only funded at home fee level


The fastest, most efficient and preferred method of application to the University of Oxford is via the secure online application form. Applications to this project are to be made through the University's Graduate Admissions page. If you have a query about the application form itself, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office directly at For other queries, please contact the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP on

Please include with your application a statement of no more than 1000 words that explains your suitability for and interest in the advertised project and in joining the DTP. We will also require a CV and three confidential academic references. Two of these must be received through the online system before your application is released to us for assessment and your degree transcript(s).