John Innes Foundation Rotation PhD Programme in Plant and Microbial Sciences
Institution(s): John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course duration: 4 years
Course start date (2022): 01/10/2022
Number of students admitted to course per annum and number/proportion studying plant health or crop science: 6 admitted (around 80% studying plant health/crop science)
Application deadline(s): (please also note any deadline for applications for funding if different from the deadline for course entry): 21-Jan-22
Admissions criteria: Candidates for the John Innes Foundation Rotation PhD Programme programme must have obtained (or be about to obtain), a First or Upper Second-class UK Honours degree, or qualifications gained outside the UK that are considered to be equivalent. Applicants with a Lower Second-class degree will be considered if they also have a Master’s degree, or have significant research or non-academic experience relevant to the proposed field of research. Studentships awarded based on predicted grades are conditional upon final results. Before admission candidates must also meet the University of East Anglia’s minimum English language requirements.
Type of funding available: Four years stipend, fees and research training support grant
Course description: The Rotation PhD programme is a prestigious four-year PhD programme that trains graduate students at the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory. Our four-year Rotation PhD offers you the chance to select three mini (10-week) projects in your first eight months, before narrowing your focus and choosing the topic and supervisor for your main research project. During the intensive first year that includes the mini-projects, you will be mentored by the programme tutor, a senior academic and a rotation student from the previous year-group. This will allow you to take ownership of building your own PhD project and developing the project in your chosen scientific directions.
Examples of career paths followed by graduates from this course: Research group leader (university and research institute), biotechnology, science communication, science policy