Industrial CASE Studentships
Announcement of Opportunity
Closing date: 31 July 2013
Update 28 June 2013: The character limit for the 'Proposed Project Details' section has been increased from 3000 to 3500 characters. Please see the guidance for applicants document for further details.
The 2013 NERC Industrial CASE Studentship Competition is now open. This replaces the Open CASE Studentship competition.
The Industrial CASE Studentship Competition promotes collaboration between the research community and the end-users of research.
NERC, BBSRC, MRC and STFC are now working together on Industrial CASE Studentships. 31 July is a common closing date for all councils with Industrial CASE competitions. This will allow us to transfer any applications which are better suited to another council's remit.
A CASE studentship is a PhD studentship during which the student enhances their training by spending between 3 and 18 months with the CASE partner in a workplace outside the academic environment.
It aims to benefit both the end-user and the student. It provides outstanding students with access to training, facilities and expertise not available in an academic setting alone.
CASE partners benefit from a motivated, high-quality PhD student undertaking cutting-edge research relevant to their organisation's priorities and objectives. The studentship also provides opportunities develop or strengthen research collaborations with academic partners.
Impact is one of the CASE scheme's main criteria. Applications must demonstrate the potential for societal or economic impact through collaboration with the CASE partner and the provision of high quality training in research skills. For more on impact see the RCUK website.
CASE studentship projects must provide sound training in research methods, and a stimulating intellectual challenge for the student. The work's impetus and initial requirement should originate from the CASE partner.
Both the research organisation and the CASE partner nominate supervisors responsible for overseeing the student's training.
Applications should fall within the NERC science remit.
Individuals may make only one application to the scheme, whether it be in the role of supervisor or of co-supervisor. This applies to both the research partner and the CASE partner.
More details on eligibility can be found in the call guidance.
Awards will be made for 48 months. The total funding awarded each year will be calculated on the basis of: the set student stipend, plus the set research training support grant, plus the set fee level. Awards will be supplemented with London Allowance where necessary.
Please see the following:
Guidance for applicants (247KB) Updated 28 June 2013
Case for support proforma (63KB) Updated 28 June 2013
Tel: 01793 442594