iCASE Doctoral Training Programme

Awarded to high calibre researchers who go on to conduct important research facilitated by academic expertise and commercial interactions

Enterprise DTP Studentships, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Training Partnership, enable graduates with excellent honours degrees to undertake a 3.5 year training programme, which includes a research project plus training in research methods and transferable key skills, leading to the submission of a doctoral thesis and the award of a PhD.

The College is offering 4 fully funded Enterprise DTP Studentships to start in 2018-19.  Each studentship is tied to a specific Collaborative Award in Science and Engineering (CASE) project.  Enterprise DTP students will benefit from both the Imperial College MRC DTP package, and through the CASE commercial partner, additional training relevant to the industry, covering areas such as ethical standards, good laboratory practice, discovery and the development process, the R&D value chain and key activities and investment decisions, and the use of appropriate specialised equipment available to the commercial partner.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 23:59 on 26 April 2018.


Research projects

Projects for the current call are listed below.  In the application form, you will be asked to rank two of these projects, in order of your preference.

  1. Exploring the physiology of colonic nutrient sensing and neuroendocrine signalling
  2. Influence of diet on brain structure and cognition in normal ageing
  3. Integration of sensory feedback in limb prostheses
  4. Effects of traffic-related air pollution and noise on adolescent behaviour and well-being

Further detail on these projects can be found on the research projects page.


Personal statement

The application form will ask you to provide a personal statement.  This should be 500-800 words in length and should include the following:

  • Why you are applying for an Enterprise DTP
  • Why the project/s you selected interest you
  • What skills and experience you have that are relevant to this project/s

Further guidance for your application, and a link to the application form, are provided on the How to apply page.