Information for potential supervisors

Call for projects for 2023-24 start

MRC LID will be offering 8-9 scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. We are soliciting projects from supervisors for this cohort of students.

This is an exciting opportunity for supervisors to attract students with potential for PhD scholarships that fall into at least one of the following new DTP themes:

  • Global Health
  • Health Data Science
  • Translational and Implementation Research
  • Infectious Disease

We are particularly keen to encourage projects which involve collaboration between LSHTM and SGUL.

MRC LID training requirements

Central to our DTP2 bid was a new equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, with plans to focus on widening participation over the course of the grant. (DTP1 followed traditional HEI advertisements and recruitment, and the data shows that we are missing out on a wide range of potential students.) As part of this change, there is mandatory training, for all supervisory team members, which must be completed before projects are confirmed and advertised.

Every member of a proposed supervisory team must complete this training:

  1. Overview of MRC LID DTP2
  2. Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) and unconscious bias
  3. Microaggressions & being an active bystander


Every supervisory team member is required to watch the new 2023-24 MRC LID DTP 2 Overview recording:

MRC LID DTP2 Overview Recording 
MRC LID DTP Overview Slides

(If you have any issues with the overview link please email MRC LID and we will provide you with a copy of the recording.)


Supervisory team members who undertook training for EDI and Microaggressions at LSHTM over the past academic year are not required to repeat it for this round.

Those who have not undertaken this training or whose training is more than a year old must undertake the training by October 2022 for their projects to be considered for inclusion in this scheme. Sessions currently available are as follows:

Equality Diversity & Inclusion workshops (at LSHTM)
– Tuesday 27 September 2022, 10.00 – 11.30 (join waiting list)
– Wednesday 12 October 2022, 14.00 – 15.30 (join waiting list)
– Tuesday 18 October 2022, 10.00 – 11.30 (LSHTM intranet link)

Challenging microaggressions & being an active bystander sessions (at LSHTM)
– Thursday 6 October 2022, 14.00 – 16.30
– Monday 10 October 2022, 10.00 – 12.30
– Tuesday 11 October 2022, 14.00 – 16.30
– Friday 21 October 2022, 13.00 – 15.30

The sessions are offered via LSHTM but are intended for all proposed supervisors, regardless of whether they are based at SGUL, LSHTM, or elsewhere.
* LSHTM staff members should sign up via the TED intranet pages. If there are no available slots please contact the TED team by email.
* All non-LSHTM staff (including SGUL staff members) should sign up by contacting LSHTM’s Talent & Educational Development team by email.


All potential supervisory team members are also expected to have undertaken institutional research degree/doctoral supervisor training or refresher training, and for this to be in date.

Project bid form & guidance

2023-24 MRC DTP Project Bid Form

2023-24 MRC DTP Project Bid Form Guidance

Industrial CASE project guidance


Project proposal forms must be submitted to by the deadline of midnight (23:59 BST) on Monday 10 October 2022.

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