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). Specific studentships with the Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford are awarded through our iCASE studentship programme. Candidates can apply for partner studentships either by applying to the main DTP programme, which provides the opportunity for successful applicants to undertake rotation projects and DPhil projects with partner organisations (see also Pirbright Studentships and Harwell Studentships), or by applying for specific projects with partner organisations, which are listed below. 


The following projects are available for 2024 entry

Project Titles Lead Supervisor(s) Lead Partner Organisation(s) Application Deadline* Notes
An integrative structural biology approach towards understanding the molecular basis of N-glycosylation Andrew Quigley, Peter Harrison and Yin Dong Diamond Light Source, University of Oxford Closed  
Structure and native functionality of the glycoproteins presented by zoonotic bornaviruses Weng Ng and Thomas Bowden Diamond Light Source, University of Oxford Closed  


The fastest, most efficient and preferred method of application to the University of Oxford is via the secure online application form. Applications to individual projects are to be made through the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP, ensuring you follow the instructions regarding our pilot assessment procedure. Please put the title of the project in the box marked 'proposed field of study'. 

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