CASE (Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering) studentships are designed to provide students with high-quality research training in collaboration with an industrial partner. They give PhD students the opportunity to gain experience of work outside an academic environment, supported by both an academic supervisor and a company supervisor.
How does it work?
- CASE studentships are a collaboration between a UK Research Council (such as the BBSRC or the ESRC) and a non-academic organisation in industry, government, or the non-profit sector.
- CASE doctoral research students are based at Birkbeck, but spend part of their time with the company (or other partner organisation).
The research projects are jointly designed and supervised by a Birkbeck department and by the partner non-academic organisation.
- Funding for the doctoral researcher comes from both the Research Council and from the partner organisation.