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Co-funded Studentships

There are a variety of ways to collaborate:

Industrial CASE Studentship

CASE Studentships allow students to receive high quality research training in a mutually beneficial collaboration with an industrial partner. They are 3 - 4 year doctoral training grants for top quality Science and Engineering graduates to undertake research leading to a PhD on a subject selected and supervised jointly by academic and industrial partners.

CASE studentships are jointly funded awards, which are co-sponsored by the UK Research Councils. The Research Councils cover the costs of tuition and a small further contribution towards support costs. The partner company provides direction and involvement with the research project, including a student work placement of no less than three months on company premises, a company supervisor to work with and to train the student in research and business skills. It is also expected to give an enhanced stipend to the student and a supporting contribution to the academic department. In return, companies benefit from cutting-edge research relevant to the organisation’s priorities and objectives carried out by high quality PhD students.

CASE Studentships allow students to receive high quality research training in a mutually beneficial collaboration with an industrial partner. They are 4-year doctoral training grants for top quality Science and Engineering graduates to undertake research (leading to a PhD) on a subject selected and supervised jointly by academic and industrial partners.  Companies benefit from cutting-edge research relevant to their organisation’s priorities and objectives carried out by high quality PhD students, while students receive funding and a stipend for 3.5 years.

In addition, students are required to spend at least 3 months at the company, who in turn provide a project top-up of a minimum one third of the EPSRC funding, equating to £22,481 over the course of the project.

UCL ‘IMPACT’ Studentship

The popular ‘Impact’ award scheme supports collaborative studentship projects with organisations, including SMEs. UCL and the organisational partner both contribute equally towards the cost of a 3-year PhD (approximately £65,070).

Impact Awards are PhD studentships co-funded by UCL and a partner such as organisations such as charities, companies, government institutions and social enterprises. This scheme is run locally within faculties so for further details of the mechanisms by which Impact Studentship proposals are run please contact your faculty Dean or Vice-Dean (Enterprise).