About DTA

The Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA), coordinated by University Alliance, is a funded PhD programme run across 20 Alliance universities and partner institutions. Building on the research strengths and industry-focus of our universities, the DTA is focused on producing independent, highly-employable researchers with expertise and skills in strategically-important research areas.

As well as financial support, DTA researchers benefit from an enhanced training programme and support network. This gives them access to not only the world-class facilities, supervisors and support at their home institutions, but also a broader professional community, spanning all 20 partner universities.

The DTA is the largest nationwide doctoral training initiative across the UK, and currently benefits from funding through Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Doctoral Fellowship programme.

DTA supports three interdisciplinary research programmes in Applied Biosciences for Health, Energy and Social Policy, with further programmes in development.

Find out more about the Mission and Objectives of the DTA Programme