University of Dundee

BARIToNE Collaborative Training Partnership

The BARIToNE: Barley Industrial Training Network is a £3.6M BBSRC and industry-funded Collaborative Training Partnership led by the Scotch Whisky Research Institute.  It focuses on the medium-long term challenge of maintaining a sustainable supply of local high-quality barley, produced using fewer inputs and having fewer environmental impacts. It will provide state of the art research training through close academic associations with the Universities of Dundee and Nottingham, the International Barley Hub (IBH) and the James Hutton Institute (JHI) and other associate partners, as well as innovation through industry-relevant research supported by 18 industrial partners across the barley supply chain.

This multi-partner PhD programme, will train the next generation of scientists at the forefront of international barley science. PhD’s are offered across academic partners, including the University of Dundee and the University of Nottingham, where students will join supportive and positive research cultures with the opportunity to select collaborative research projects centred around three main themes:

  1. Climate resilience
  2. Reducing inputs
  3. Healthy soils

The key elements of this CTP programme consist of:

  • Collaborative PhD projects in laboratories run by internationally renowned scientists and industrial partners
  • Comprehensive skills training across the entire barley supply and value chain
  • Planned cohort activities every year (e.g. Annual barley ‘away days’, industry visits etc.)
  • At least one 6-month placement with the industrial partner
  • Journal and coding clubs

How to Apply

Applications are open now for September 2022 Entry. 

For more information, please visit the CTP Home Page. Available projects under this scheme will also be advertised on FindAPhD