Industrial CASE Studentship Competition


NERC studentships can be delivered in collaboration with non-academic partners from the private, public and third/civil sectors; where studentships are delivered in collaboration they are referred to as 'CASE studentships'. CASE studentships provide the PhD students with enhanced training opportunities by ensuring they spend between three and eighteen months in total with their CASE partner in a workplace outside the academic environment.

The term 'industrial' is sometimes used as a short-hand for these awards, although they are relevant to all non-academic partners including those from industry, business, public and third/civil sectors.

Next funding opportunity

Call status: closed.

This page will be updated with full details of the 2018 Industrial CASE Studentship Competition in due course. The annual competition typically opens for applications in early May with a closing date in July. Potential applicants to future competitions should note that the guidance and frequently asked questions documents on this page apply to past competitions and are provided for information purposes only.

The Industrial CASE Studentship Competition is held to promote collaboration between the research community and the end-users of research, to the benefit of both. Two research councils (NERC and the Science & Technology Facilities Council) cooperate to deliver an annual competition and have a common closing date each year, with funding awarded for 48 months.

Applicants to this funding competition apply for individual studentships that they will either supervise or co-supervise; projects must be within the remit of the council to which they are submitted. NERC funds approximately 35 studentships by annual competition to a wide range of research organisations and non-academic partners. Previously funded awards are listed on the Previous awards webpage.

For further information, please contact NERC Research Careers Team at .