WHAT IS A CASE STUDENTSHIP?
A CASE studentship is a full-time PhD studentship during which the
student enhances their training by spending a certain amount of time
(anything between three and eighteen months during the life of the entire
project) with an external co-operating organisation outside the academic
ELIGIBLE SUBJECT AREAS?
All subject areas are eligible
ELIGIBLE NON-ACADEMIC PARTNERS
- Businesses / Industry - Large, SME; Sole Trader and Partnerships
- Private Sector
- Public Sector
- Voluntary Sector
- Local Authorities
- Government Departments.
* The above depends on the individual Research Council as each has
its own stipulations regarding eligible non-academic partners. Please
contact us for more details.
WHO FUNDS THEM?
CASE studentships are funded by the UK Research Councils. They support
full-time PhD study over a three to four year period depending on the
Research Council. The external partner is also expected to make a small
contribution, please see below. Bangor University deals primarily with
six of these UK Research Councils covering a wide range of subject areas:
(Arts and Humanities Research Council)
Supports world-class research that furthers our understanding of human
culture and creativity. From ancient history and heritage science
to modern dance and digital content.
Deadline: November 2012 at 16:00
(Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)
Deadline: 26 July 2012, 4pm
The UK's leading funding agency for academic research and training
in the non-clinical life sciences.
(The Medical Research Council)
Deadline: 26 July 2012
Dedicated to improving human health. MRC supports research across
the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals,
in their own units and institutes in the UK, and in their units in
(The Natural Environment Research Council)
Delivers independent research, survey, training and knowledge transfer
in the environmental sciences, to advance knowledge of planet Earth
as a complex, interacting system.
Deadline: October 2012 at 16:00.
BUSINESSES / OTHER NON-ACADEMIC ORGANISATIONS
- The research project and the outcomes will benefit the non-university
- Opportunity for the non-university partner to collaborate with
an academic institution and develop on-going, mutually beneficial
- Opportunity to contribute to the development of key research skills
needed by the non-university partner and the sector
- Financial contribution is small and the benefits considerable:
- A student works full time on a project which will benefit the
- The student is supervised throughout by an academic and expert
in that field
- Students are fully funded to study for between
three and four years (depending on the Research Council), receiving
an annual stipend, some other associated costs and tuition fees paid
- Students are provided with a first rate, challenging research training
experience within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration
between academic and non-academic partners.
- Students gain valuable additional skills and experience from their
involvement with the external partner
- Students emerge equipped for an academic or non-academic career.
- Benefit from the opportunity to put their research into practice
- Benefit from accessing specialist skills, equipment and knowledge
in the non-university partner for their research
- Benefit from the opportunity to disseminate their research beyond
COSTS TO NON-ACADEMIC PARTNERS
The non-academic partner must make a financial contribution towards
the student's stipend. Depending on the Research Council, this is between
£1,000 - £4,000 pa. However, some Research Councils recognise that this
might present difficulties for smaller businesses, charitable organisations
and some public bodies, therefore some exceptions may be possible. The
partner must also meet the travel and accommodation costs incurred by
the student associated with visits to the non-academic partner
The next deadlines will be for CASE studentships funded by the BBSRC
and MRC. These deadlines are 26 July 2012, 4pm.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Dr Hazel Robbins, University Research Development Officer:
Tel: 01248 388142. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Tudur Williams, Business Development Manager
Tel: 01248 388492. E-mail: email@example.com
Bangor staff should also visit here.