BBSRC and MRC Industrial CASE Studentships

Call opens: 6 May 2014

Next application deadline: 10 July 2014

All Research Councils have agreed a shared vision for Collaborative Training, providing doctoral students with a first-rate, challenging research training experience, within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between academic and partner organisations in the private, public and civil society sectors.

Each Industrial CASE student will have two committed PhD supervisors, one academic and one from the non-academic partner. Both partners will make an important contribution to the training of the student: they will offer their outstanding student an experience of two distinct research cultures and access to a wider than usual range of technology, facilities and expertise.  All Industrial CASE student are based at the academic institution, but must spend a minimum cumulative period of three months during the studentship with the non-academic partner. This 3 month period can be at any point during the studentship and may consist of a number of shorter visits if appropriate.

Financial contributions to be made by the company: Placement expenses (for e.g. travel and accommodation) incurred by the student must be met by the non-academic partner.  It is no longer mandatory for small companies (of 50 employees or less) to make a financial contribution to the academic institution or to enhance the student stipend. For companies with more than 50 employees, some financial contributions are still required.

Applications should be made via Je-S.  Proposal deadline: 10 July 2014, 4pm

For further information:

BBSRC:  Queries regarding remit should be sent to