A CASE studentship is one where an external partner joins with a university to co-supervise and co-fund a studentship project. In some cases these are awarded by the Research Council in advance of student recruitment after an application from a supervisor and partner, these are known as Industrial CASE (ICASE). ICASE awards are for a single studentship, to research a specific topic with a particular supervisor.
A standard DTP studentship can be converted to a CASE studentship after recruitment, NERC has given its DTPs a target of 30% CASE conversions, by the end of the award in 2020. CASE conversions can occur at any time during a studentship.
A CASE studentship offers unbeatable value for money for the partner institution, which will have a D.Phil student working closely with them on a project of direct relevance to them. For this reason 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. These requirements apply to all CASE studentships regardless of their funding route.
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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
- CASE Studentships
- CASE and Collaborative Projects available for 2018 & 2019 entry
- Paramaterization of submesoscale eddies in the ocean surface boundary layer
- Determining the effectiveness of ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change
- Mechanisms for variability of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation in laboratory and numerical models
- Improving environmental, social and economic outcomes of nationally significant infrastructure projects
- Satellite Observations of Air Quality
- Testing the role of tree diversity in the restoration of functioning tropical forest using a long-term experiment and drone-based remote sensing.
- What the finder knew: measuring changing public knowledge of natural history
- Quantifying the role of AMOC decline in climate change impacts
- Reconstructing the past eruption history of Campi Flegrei, Italy
- Cavity Nesting Bees in Wytham Woods
- 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.
- Movement analysis of zooplankton through filming
- Nutritional value of floral pollen to bee species
- Copper/Cobalt strata-bound systems; A Basin Analysis approach to the tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Central African Katangan basin of Zambia and its strata-bound copper deposits.
- Seasonal shifts in phytoplankton community structure in the Southern Ocean observed from space
- 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
- The fate of mercury (Hg) during thermal maturation of sediments and its implications for interpreting the geological record
- Understanding the resilience of nature-based flood risk reduction measures
- Native and invasive ladybirds in a changing U.K. climate
- Terrestrialisation in vertebrates using evidence from synchrotron tomography
- Studying weather and climate predictability with crowd computing
- Development, environmental change, and dispersal abilities in living and extinct mammals
- The dynamics of flowing, subsurface salt sheets: observational constraints and theoretical models
- Observing the origins of Tropical Cyclones
- Global measurements of Sea Surface Temperature using the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
- Bayesian models for the analysis of botanical citizen science data: Understanding bias and improving inference