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MRC Integrative Toxicology Training Partnership



The MRC Integrative Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP) is a national PhD training programme for capacity building in Toxicology and related disciplines.

The safe development of new drugs, materials, chemicals and consumer products along with the assessment of risk from environmental exposure requires the integration of cutting-edge science with traditional toxicology. The ITTP provides a training platform to enable this and aims to bring together academia, industry and government agencies to provide the required expertise.

The MRC Toxicology Unit manages the ITTP on behalf of the MRC and is guided by an expert Steering Committee which oversees the delivery of the ITTP to support capacity building in Toxicology and advises on emerging needs and opportunities within the field. The Steering Committee is accountable to the MRC through the Molecular and Cellular Medicine Board (MCMB) and the current Terms of Reference can be found here.

In total, over seventy 4-year ITTP PhD studentships have been awarded to date, a summary of these projects, supervisors and host institutions can be found here.

ITTP students attend a once yearly residential toxicology training course, have access to the MRC Toxicology Unit’s Masterclass seminar series and attend toxicology and laboratory training in their host institutions.


The call is now OPEN for applications for MRC ITTP PhD studentship funding for October 2024.

These studentships are administered and funded through the MRC Toxicology Unit with the aim of training the next generation of toxicologists. 

Applications should be submitted from potential academic supervisors with partners in industry, government agencies or other universities.  Projects should combine cutting-edge science from any discipline with toxicology to address current key topics in the field.

Applicants are first required to attend a virtual interactive meeting hosted by the MRC Toxicology Unit on Tuesday 23rd May 2023 from 10 am to 12.30 pm. 

Application forms will be available following attendance at this meeting, to register please email Kirsti Hornigold ( no later than Friday 5th May 2023. This meeting is an excellent way to meet new collaborators.

The deadline for applications is Friday 21st July 2023 and completed application forms should be sent as a PDF to Kirsti Hornigold ( Further details are available here.


ITTP Summer School Attendees 2022

Residential Toxicology Training Course 2019