A CASE studentship is one where an external partner joins with a university to co-supervise and co-fund a studentship project. With the ending of the ICASE scheme, the only mechanism by which partners can offer CASE studentships is through DTPs. Students can now apply to a specific CASE project through the DTP and be considered for that project, rather than for admission to a Research Stream where they will write their own project.
A standard DTP studentship can also be converted to a CASE studentship after recruitment, NERC has given its DTPs a requirement of 25% CASE conversions, by the end of the award in 2028. 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.
These are similar to CASE but in most cases do 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 Studentships
- CASE Projects available for students starting in 2019 and 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
- 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
- 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
- Global measurements of Sea Surface Temperature using the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
- 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 2019 & 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
- Quantifying the role of AMOC decline in climate change impacts
- 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
- Nitrogen limitation in the Earth System: merging top-down and bottom-up
- 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
- Observing the origins of Tropical Cyclones