What is iCASE?

iCASE studentships (formerly known as ‘ Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (CASE)’) are industrial collaborations.  They provide students with a first-rate, challenging research training experience, allowing top quality bioscience graduates to undertake research, leading to a PhD, within the partner organisations.  In addition to experience of an industrial research environment, the students should receive business-related training, for example, in project management, business strategy and finance.  

Our iCASE studentships are 4-year PhDs that include a collaboration with an industrial partner. The industrial partner supports the student throughout their PhD.  Part of that support involves providing a supervised placement – minimum 3 months – in industry.  This would normally take place on the employers’ premises but may be adapted to remote working depending on any lockdown restrictions in place at the time.  

More information about iCASE studentships can be found on the BBSRC website.