NINE DTP is coordinating a Research in Practice (RiP) component for all funded students in their PhD research. It is expected that all students will undertake a 3-month placement as part of their studentship – which will provide a suite of options aimed at developing theoretical knowledge, methodological skills, and practical abilities to work across multiple sectors.

NINE DTP will fully support with matching students to placement opportunities from our established partners. We would also like to encourage students to source their own placements and be proactive in developing their learning experiences.

Placements may be with:

• UK Government Institutions (including UKRI Internships)
• Local Government
• Private Industry
• Third sector/charitable organisations

During the 3-month placement the DTP will support with travel and expenses – full funding breakdown is in the placement guidelines below. If you would like to apply for a placement, please complete the placement form below.

We encourage students to contact NINE DTP at [email protected] to discuss the placement scheme before preparing an application.


Placement Guidelines

Read our guidelines about the application process

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Application Form

Applications are invited throughout your PhD

Download form