Selection Process

Supervisors will select candidate(s) from the applicants to their project to be interviewed for the programme. Following the programme interview day, the successful candidate will be offered an NRPDTP studentship for their chosen project.

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Our partners support diverse and inclusive work environments that are positive and supportive. Students are selected for admission without regard to gender, marital or civil partnership status, disability, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or social background. We particularly encourage black, Asian and other minority ethnic people and mature candidates (this is classed as 30+ years) to apply.

We welcome applications from individuals who are wanting to return to scientific research after career breaks or careers outside academia.

Project Selection Process Key Dates

Supervisors of DTP projects can normally select and nominate one preferred candidate to go forward for interview for the programme.
Supervisors of CASE projects can select and nominate up to two preferred candidates to go forward for interview for the programme.

Deadline for Applications
Applications for 2021 are now open. The deadline for applications is midnight (GMT) 23rd November 2020.
Please read the further guidance on how to apply.

Interviews
**Please note that, due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the PGR Service Team, and colleagues across the Norwich Research Park, are working remotely offsite until further notice.  To ensure the safety of staff, students and visitors to the NRP, we expect to be conducting interviews for shortlisted candidates via video conference.  Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates**

It is anticipated interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on 07/01/21, 08/01/2021 and 11/01/2021.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified of their interview times by email by no later than 16 December 2020.
Candidates who have not heard by this date should assume their application has been unsuccessful.

Interviews will assess a candidate’s academic ability, achievement and potential, relevant research experience, initiative and innovation, motivation and commitment to the research project and recognition of development opportunities of the NRPDTP programme.

Interview Outcomes
The NRPDTP Management Board will approve entry to the programme and studentship offers during the week commencing  14 January 2021.
Offer letters will be sent to successful candidates by Friday 22 January 2021.
We will aim to notify unsuccessful candidates within 10 working days of the interview date.