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Industrial CASE Studentship Competition

Background

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.

2016 Industrial CASE Studentship Competition

Call open: 3 May 2016.

Call closing date: 16:00 on 7 July 2016

Please see the guidance for applicants document below for full details of this call. Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • research excellence (30%)
  • training excellence and multidisciplinary training environments (30%)
  • collaboration and impact (20%)
  • student recruitment, monitoring and management (20%)

Update

  • For the 2016-17 competition there have been some changes to both the guidance and application forms. Please read these documents carefully before submitting your application.
  • Please note, CASE partner financial contributions are to be paid to the lead Research Organisation to supplement the studentship and project, and will no longer be paid directly to the student.
  • In most instances organisations eligible for Research Council funding cannot act as a CASE partner. This includes NERC Research Centres (BAS, BGS, CEH, NCAS, NCEO, NOC)

Guidance for applicants (PDF, 235KB)

Frequently asked questions. (PDF, 92KB)

All proposals should include a case for support, using the 'case for support form', and the 'Industrial CASE non-academic partner form'. Both forms are provided below. Applications must be submitted via the research councils' joint electronic submission system (Je-S).

Case for support form (Word, 52KB)

Industrial CASE non-academic partner form (Word, 41KB)

The assessment panel will meet in October 2016 (date TBC). Applicants will be notified of the outcomes by the end of October 2016.

For further information, please contact NERC Studentships & Training Awards Group at .