PhDs at NIAB

NIAB hosts PhD students interested in undertaking applied and fundamental research in crop agronomy and production, crop genetics and pathology. NIAB also partners with European and overseas universities, hosting international students.

BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme

NIAB is a partner in the BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme lead by Cambridge University and PhD students enrolled in this programme are registered for their PhD at Cambridge University.


NIAB is a partner in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS, a collaboration between University of Lincoln, University of Cambridge and University of East Anglia. Find out more about conducting part of your PhD research on robotics at NIAB or download the leaflet.

NIAB also supports the EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future at the University of Cambridge. Find out more about conducting part of a PhD research project at NIAB on novel sensor applications in agriculture.

Improving yield stability in wheat: new tools for analysis and understanding

Funded by the Morley Agricultural Foundation, this new PhD opportunity is run by NIAB and the University of Cambridge.

This PhD project will build the analytical tools required for practical yield stability comparisons, and test hypotheses regarding the genetic, physiological and agronomic factors underlying yield stability.

For the full details, and to apply, visit the Find A PhD website.