The Alan Turing Institute has supported five of the successful bids which will now deliver Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs).
In total, the MRC has committed £79 million to support 17 Doctoral Training Partnership awards for the next three years across 34 UK research organisations. DTPs provide funding for doctoral training across a broad research range relevant to MRC’s remit, strategic research and skills priorities. This includes enhancing skills in data science at the interface of human health and biology.
Among the 17 successful DTPs are five partnerships involving our university partners, supported by the Institute:
- University of Leeds: MRC Discovery Medicine North DTP (DiMeN)
- University of Exeter and University of Bristol: GW4 BioMed DTP
- University of Warwick: MRC DTP in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
- University of Edinburgh: MRC DTP in Precision Medicine
- University of Birmingham: Midlands MRC Doctoral Training Partnership in Advanced Inter-disciplinary Models
Students from these DTPs will have the opportunity to join a growing community of doctoral students involved with our ‘Connections’ programme. This training programme aims to develop complementary skills in data science and AI as part of a national super-cohort, enabling them to build cross-cutting teamwork into their developmental pathway from early on in their research careers.
The Turing also hopes to continue to develop and deliver diverse training opportunities for all doctoral students through our expanding network of academic partners at both partner and non-partner universities. Other DTPs interested in the ‘Connections’ programme should contact [email protected] for more details.