Molecular Plant Sciences

Postgraduate studentships

Information about research projects, funding sources and making an application.

The Institute has over 30 PhD students working in different areas of plant and fungal biology, often in collaboration with other institutes in Edinburgh or elsewhere.

Training of PhD students is underpinned by the Edinburgh Graduate School of Biology and by the PhD student and researcher society BioDocSoc. The School of Biological Sciences is also a member of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (EastBio), which provides further opportunities for training, networking and work placements.

The Institute awards a number of fully-funded studentships each year. These include 4-year BBSRC and Industrial CASE studentships.

Research projects

If you would like to discuss a potential research project, please contact potential supervisors directly.

Eligibility and funding

The Institute has access to studentships funding from a number of sources, including UK research councils, University of Edinburgh and charities. To discuss which funding source would be appropriate for you, please contact Toni Jenkins or potential supervisors.

The Institute also welcomes applications from candidates with independent support.


Futher information on applying to do postgraduate research with us is available from the School of Biological Sciences.

How to apply


Please contact us with questions. We welcome application and administrative enquiries.

Toni Jenkins

Contact details



Darwin Building
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