CASE Studentships

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.

NWSSDTP CASE Studentships provide an opportunity for PhD students to gain first-hand experience of work outside an academic environment, with the student working on a doctoral project supported by both expert academic supervisors and a co-supervisor from a non-HEI partner organisation.

The competition for October 2023 entry is now live!

The NWSSDTP CASE studentship competition is a two stage process:

The first stage is the proposal stage, where an academic and a non-HEI partner organisation collaborate to put together a proposal for a CASE Studentship using the application paperwork below. The deadline for submitting this paperwork to is the 1st November 2022:

If the proposal is successful, the second stage of the process will require the academic and the non-HEI partner organisation to select a suitable postgraduate candidate to undertake the project and notify the NWSSDTP by submitting the forms below. The deadline for this stage is the 28th April 2023:

We welcome applications for 1+3 and 2+2 CASE studentships (Master’s + PhD), as well as +3 and +2 (PhD only) applications. We also welcome applications from students who wish to study part-time.

Please note that prospective PhD students can also propose their own CASE projects with a non-HEI partner organisation through the NWSSDTP Standard Studentship Competition.

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