A CASE studentship is a collaborative research project, where an external partner joins with a university to co-supervise and co-fund a studentship project. Students can apply for specific CASE projects through the DTP and be considered for those projects directly.
Standard DTP studentships can also be converted to a CASE studentship after recruitment, if a suitable external research partner organisation can be found. CASE conversions can occur at any time during a studentship.
A CASE studentship offers research partners an excellent opportunity to have a D.Phil student working closely with them on a project of direct relevance. We encourage partners, and potential partners of the DTP to get involved with project development at an early stage.
NERC requires the CASE partner to supplement the studentship by paying at least £1000 per year to the lead Research Organisation for the duration of their involvement, and to meet the extra expenses incurred by students visiting and working in their establishments. They are also expected to contribute in cash or in kind towards necessary materials. The student must spend between three and eighteen months in total with their CASE partner in a workplace outside the academic environment.
More information on CASE studentships and eligibility can be found on the NERC website here http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/postgrad/focused/industrial-case/
We have a number of projects currently underway which are eligible to be converted to CASE if a partner is interested in getting involved.
Some research partners (notably organisations that can receive grant income from UKRI, like NERC centres and Independent Research Organisations) cannot formally act as CASE partners, but nonetheless support collaborative research projects. These projects involve close collaboration with external research partners, but may not include a financial support component. They do however give the opportunity to work closely with an external partner on a problem of real-world significance. Please see our Collaborative Projects page.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
- CASE/Collaborative Studentships
- CASE Projects available for students starting in 2020
- Mechanisms for variability of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation in laboratory and numerical models
- Improving environmental, social and economic outcomes of nationally significant infrastructure projects
- Integrating socio-economic impacts in marine resource management
- Mechanisms and impacts and of host-parasite relationships
- Quantifying the role of AMOC decline in climate change impacts
- Drivers of life history variation in flatworms
- Movement analysis of zooplankton through filming
- Can humanity have its cake and eat it too? Extending the Mitigation Hierarchy to support implementation of international biodiversity targets in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals
- Near-source effects on global wavefields: A forensic seismology study applied to nuclear monitoring
- The fate of mercury (Hg) during thermal maturation of sediments and its implications for interpreting the geological record
- Tracking ocean circulation in the Cretaceous ‘Chalk Sea’
- Native and invasive ladybirds in a changing U.K. climate
- A unified approach to multi-scale modelling of wind farms and complex terrain
- Terrestrialisation in vertebrates using evidence from synchrotron tomography
- The dynamics of flowing, subsurface salt sheets: observational constraints and theoretical models
- Compass rafting in a colonial seabird: the unknown role of social information
- Beyond the mean: using drones to understand spatial drivers of phenological responses
- Global measurements of Sea Surface Temperature using the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
- Using marine UAVs to integrate seabird census with phenology
- Seabird Watch: testing out of the box image analysis methods and citizen science data for large-scale monitoring of seabirds.
- Bayesian models for the analysis of botanical citizen science data: Understanding bias and improving inference
- Collaborative Projects available for 2020 entry
- Paramaterization of submesoscale eddies in the ocean surface boundary layer
- Satellite Observations of Air Quality
- What the finder knew: measuring changing public knowledge of natural history
- Reconstructing the past eruption history of Campi Flegrei, Italy
- Improving probabilistic weather and climate forecasts using observational constraints
- Improving our understanding of plant diversity to better protect it
- Understanding the molecular mechanisms of trace metal interactions with mineral surfaces in natural systems: an integrated stable isotope, XAS and HRTEM study.
- Nutritional value of floral pollen to bee species
- Seasonal shifts in phytoplankton community structure in the Southern Ocean observed from space
- Insects, agriculture and environmental change
- Nitrogen limitation in the Earth System: merging top-down and bottom-up approaches to modelling land surface processes
- Studying weather and climate predictability with crowd computing
- Development, environmental change, and dispersal abilities in living and extinct mammals
- The impacts of climate variability and change on groundwater resources in the UK
- Measuring the impacts of ozone on plant health from ecosystem to biome scales
- Observing the origins of Tropical Cyclones