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Statement of expectations for doctoral training

Statement by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and partner funding organisations on expectations for doctoral training.

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Statement of expectations for doctoral training (PDF)

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Previous version: statement of expectations for postgraduate training (applies from 2016 to 2024) (PDF)

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The statement of expectations for doctoral training was published in 2024 and applies to all grants awarded through funding opportunities launched from 2024 onwards.

The statement of expectations:

  • sets out the key outcomes for doctoral training investments
  • covers the research environment, support, and training and development experiences that all students should have or have access to
  • provides a basis for communications to students, research organisations, co-funders, collaborators and other stakeholders on what students can expect from their funded studentship
  • guides how funders develop doctoral training schemes and assesses proposals for funding within these
  • influences evaluation, investment management and funding assurance for doctoral training schemes

This statement sets out explicit expectations by role for endorsing funders, for research organisations (including supervisors) and collaborators, and for students.

The statement of expectations has been endorsed by the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, UK Research and innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome.

The previous statement of expectations for postgraduate training was published in 2016 and applies to funding opportunities launched before 2024.

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