What is iCASE?

Applications for entry in October 2023 are now closed.

Projects available for entry in October 2024 will be advertised in due course, usually early October 2023.

Our iCASE studentships are 4-year PhDs that include a collaboration with an industrial partner. Formerly known as “Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering” or “CASE”, iCASE provides a first-rate, challenging PhD research training experience for top quality bioscience graduates.

Students will conduct PhD research within their University, with the DTP training programme available to them. The industrial partner will support the student throughout their PhD, including providing a supervised placement – minimum 3 months – in industry.  This normally takes place on the employers’ premises. More information about iCASE studentships can be found on the BBSRC website.

As part of the DTP3 funding round from the Biology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the White Rose BBSRC DTP has been awarded 7 CASE studentships per year, to be allocated over the academic years 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24, and 2024-25.

iCASE 2023 projects

2023 CASE projects are listed below for reference, however these are no longer accepting applications.

How to apply for iCASE projects

To apply for a project, please follow the instructions listed at the above project links on findaphd.com. There is no central admissions procedure, and you will apply to York, Leeds and Sheffield as individual institutions.

Note: There is no standard application deadline for iCASE studentships.  The recruitment process for each studentship is managed by the academic institution together with the industry partner.  Please check the individual advertisements for further information, including any deadlines.