PhD Studentships

We fund a wide variety of PhD students to support the increase of new talent and ideas into our agricultural and horticultural sectors.

The aims of the AHDB PhD Studentship Programme are to:

  • Develop the next generation of technical experts for the agriculture and horticulture industries
  • Deliver useable scientific developments that are relevant to industry and AHDB strategy priorities
  • Communicate findings of this research effectively with levy payers

Once a year, we bring together AHDB-funded students from universities across the UK to share their knowledge and expertise at our student conference, and they have the opportunity to learn more about our industries by visiting a variety of agricultural and horticultural businesses during the course of their studentship.

Case Study: Targeted control of slugs Case Study: Cavity spot on carrots Case Study: Liver fluke penside test

Meet the team

Delegates at the 2018 AHDB PhD studentship conference livestock (top) and crops (bottom).

News release: Crop and livestock students impress industry judges (December 2018)

Enquiries and further information

Requests for further information should be sent to indicating to which sector(s) your question is addressed.