EPSRC supports industry-focussed PhD studentships

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2010 in Funding calls, News| Share this article
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has opened their competition for Industrial CASE PhD studentships to commence in 2010/11. Industrial CASE provides funding for PhD studentships where businesses take the lead in arranging projects with an academic partner of their choice. Funding for around 40 3.5-year PhD studentships is available. EPSRC aims to award at least 10 of the available awards to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), depending on the overall number and quality of applications.

Studentships (current estimated value per student of £66,838) will be awarded to companies with the EPSRC funding provided to the host university through Industrial CASE Accounts. Companies must contribute a minimum of one-third of this (ca. £22k) in addition over the three years and may contribute more depending on the requirements of the proposed research. More information is available from the EPSRC at the link below.

The University of Sheffield and the Polymer Centre have a strong track record in developing commercially-relevant PhD studentships to meet strategic needs of companies through world-leading research using the Industrial CASE scheme. Companies who wish to discuss a potential idea are invited to contact Dr Joe Gaunt, Polymer Centre Business Development Consultant.

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