PhD Studentships

Coronavirus: Impact on AHDB-supported PhD studentships

Guidance for supervisors and students

Please see the letter regarding our approach to studentships here. Further advice and information will be published on our main AHDB coronavirus FAQ page.

AHDB Studentship Programme: Update to Researchers - July 2021

AHDB will not be issuing a call for PhD studentships in 2021 (for an October 2022 start). We are in the process of developing our Technical Programmes to address the recently published Change programme and strategy 2021–2026 (Change programme and strategy 2021–2026 | AHDB).

Any studentships in the future will be closely aligned to the research and expertise needs for our sectors identified to address our technical priorities. At the same time, the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted on the cost of our studentship programme and we need to manage the impact on the AHDB budget overall.

As we develop our technical programmes we will seek to identify areas that should be addressed by supporting studentships. Where we identify topics suitable for PhD studentships, we hope to issue a call in Spring of 2022 with a view to aligning the timing of our call process with that of the various doctoral training partnerships to maximise the possibility of joint funding opportunities.

Please note that funding for existing studentships (with a contract in place) will not be affected. 

All queries regarding the AHDB studentship programme should be sent to: studentships@ahdb.org.uk

PhD research reports

You can browse ongoing and past PhD research reports using the search filter below. Type 'PhD' in the keyword box. You can also browse the reports by sector, using the drop-down menu.

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