Rosie Graham in CEI laboratory

South Coast Biosciences DTP bursaries

Undertake bioscience research and training with a SoCoBio DTP bursary

The 2024 call for applications is now CLOSED except for one industry co-funded studentship.

Applications are still being accepted to this project: Development and evolution of diverse corona structures in Narcissus (Amaryllidaceae)


The University of Portsmouth is one of the four south coast universities forming the SoCoBio DTP. Funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) the SoCoBio DTP offers a broad, 4-year research training programme which provides students with the skills they need to develop into future bioscience leaders in academia or in industry.

The following projects are led by University of Portsmouth supervisors and open to applications from UK, EU and international students. For more information explore the SoCoBIO-DTP research themes, number of scholarships under each theme and funded projects at the University of Portsmouth below. 

SoCoBio DTP programme highlights

  • High-quality interdisciplinary and industry-facing training experience 
  • Highly supportive environment providing students with the skills needed to develop into future bioscience leaders.
  • A wide-ranging training programme with rotations, training workshops, summer schools, annual conferences, professional internships and placements
  • A world class training in bio-science disciplines spanning across DTP’s four thematic themes:
  • Access to the Research Training Support Grant (RTSG), intended to pay expenses which are deem to be in direct support of a student’s research and career development

Explore research themes


Industry Co-funded Studentships

Industry co-funded projects are industrial collaborative projects in which the industry partner is contributing equally alongside the academic partner to address urgent industrial need across SoCoBio-DTP’s research themes.


Standard Studentships

Projects that are a collaboration between two SoCoBio partners to address innovative questions across SoCoBio-DTP’s research themes.

How to apply

To know more about individual project do contact the primary supervisor at the first instance. To find more information about the scheme including guidance on how to apply, please visit the SoCoBio DTP page

Application deadline 

The application deadline is Monday 8th January 2024 at 17:00 GMT