Engagement with non-HEI partner organisations is an ESRC priority, and the NWSSDTP is committed to working in partnership to facilitate academic collaboration – supporting internships and collaborative studentships – to ultimately help drive innovation and growth.

The North West have an established history of collaboration with a range of organisations across the private, public and third sectors.

There are many significant benefits for non-HEI partner organisations in engaging with NWSSDTP funded students; not least you can gain access to top quality, highly talented, skilled and knowledgeable students who can help drive innovation and growth in your organisation. Collaboration between organisations and students can take effect in a number of different ways: some emerge from informal network contacts between individuals, while others result from a formal approach to an institution.

CASE Studentship Competition

The NWSSDTP runs an annual collaborative studentship competition (CASE) where academics from the four NWSSDTP institutions can apply for funding towards postgraduate projects that will be co-supervised with a representative from a non-HEI partner organisations. Successful applicants will then be invited to recruit a postgraduate candidate to undertake the project.

The deadline for October 2019 entry has now passed (9th November 2018).

The competition for October 2020 entry will open in August 2019.


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