We are currently recruiting for PhD students to start in October 2023. To apply for a studentship, you first need to choose the projects that you would like to work on, or the supervisors that you would like to work with. All available projects are listed on the pages below.

What we offer

For entry in 2023, there are 3 types of PhD studentships on offer:

  1. Standard studentships – Applications are now closed.
  2. iCASE studentships – Applications are now closed.
  3. Diverse Talent Scholarships – Applications are open (deadline 4th March 2023).

See ‘What we offer‘ for a description of these 3 types of studentship.

Live opportunities will also be posted on our dedicated FindaPhD page.

How to apply (standard & iCASE studentships)

To apply for standard or iCASE studentships, please follow the project links listed on the above pages which will take you to the page for that project. Follow the instructions there to apply. This is because there is no central admissions procedure for DTP studentships; instead you will apply to York, Leeds or Sheffield directly as individual institutions.

How to apply (Diverse Talent Scholarship)

Please visit our Diverse Talent Studentship page and follow the link to the application form on this page. Note that unlike standard and iCASE studentships, the DTS application is centralised through the DTP.

The DTS application process is distinct from the standard DTP allocation: for DTS a student applies to the programme and then chooses their project from a range of labs after they are accepted onto the programme. This is on contrast to standard studentships or iCASE where the candidate applies specifically for a project. Selection will be based around a statement of research interests, a contextual statement, and academic references that commend a candidate’s potential. We are awarding 3 DTS studentships for the October 2022 intake.

What happens next?

After candidates have applied, they will receive confirmation of receipt of their application from the host university for the project they have applied for. Candidates will be informed as soon as possible if they have been shortlisted for interview.


If you have any questions or queries about your application, please contact the person for the University which is advertising your project of interest.

University administration staff may be working from home and therefore may not be contactable using the usual telephone numbers. Please contact via email in the first instance.

Leeds email:      Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8186

Sheffield email:     Tel: +44 (0)114 222 2750

York email:

Image credit: “More than meets the eye”: 3D distribution of transmembrane chemokine receptor CCR5 expressed within transfected Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. Patrick Hunter, DTP PGR 2020