Our funding events in Studentships are shown below.
This programme provides a PhD programme that includes structured training in bioprocessing that exposes students to industrial practices and needs. The aim is to teach students skills including: understanding of the challenges facing industry in the bioprocessing sector; a knowledge of industrial research practices; improved business skills including team working, leadership, project-management and communication; and awareness of how industry and academia can successfully engage with each other.
The student will be expected to undertake an industrial placement of a minimum of 3 months and up to a maximum of 18 months. Due to this, it is expected that the Doctorate will take up to four years to complete.
The Research Project for each BRIC Doctorate must be within the following priority areas:
• Bioprocessing research challenges for protein products and their host cell producers
• High-throughput bioprocess development
• Effective modelling of whole bioprocesses
• Robust and effective analytics for bioprocessing
• Bioprocessing research for cellular products
Funding: Funding is available for 10 four-year studentships, commencing in the 2013-14 academic year.
Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by academic supervisors at eligible UK universities or research institutes. The programme must be based within the remit of BRIC and substantially within the remit of BBSRC. Each studentship must be sponsored by an industry member of BRIC that will provide an industrial supervisor who will help the student to improve their understanding of industry. Therefore, applications must include an industrial partner who is a current industry member of BRIC.
Deadline: 11 October 2012 (16:00)
The NERC, in collaboration with the Trustees of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund of the Royal Society of Chemistry invite studentship proposals for PhD projects related to the development of new analytical techniques suitable for use in environmental science. Proposals are invited from prospective research supervisors for studentships to commence in autumn 2013. Studentships must include a comprehensive training programme, including supervision in both environmental and analytical science.
The scope of this call covers the full breadth of environmental science and all areas of analytical science, including the development of sensor-based measurement techniques and optical analytical techniques. Proposals must focus on the development of novel analytical techniques with applications relevant within the full breadth of environmental sciences support by NERC. Collaboration with academic and non-academic (CASE) partner institutions is encouraged.
Funding: Successful applications will receive funding in the form of a Doctoral Training Grant, for three and a half years of student maintenance and university fees and £5,550 for a research training support grant. It is anticipated that up to 8 studentships will be supported. A case can be made for additional funding to cover fieldwork and collaborative travel costs, as well as up to £3,000 exceptional consumables costs. Where there is a CASE partner, the partner must supplement the student’s maintenance grant by paying at least £1,000 per annum directly to the student for the first three years of the award.
Eligibility: Prospective supervisors must be eligible for NERC research grant funding.
Deadline: 11 October 2012 (16:00)
For more information see: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/analytical/events/ao-studentships.asp
The NERC has launched a call for internships, inviting existing researchers to apply for projects of up to four months, based in businesses, policy or third sector organisations.
Interns will explore and demonstrate how business, policy or third sector partners in the area of Marine Renewable Energy can make use of scientific knowledge, data, models or other tools to understand and manage their impacts and/or dependencies on the environment. Projects may involve one or more business, policy or third sector partner and one or more researchers. Applications will be welcomed in the areas of:
• Underwater noise
• Data access and Management
• Uncertainty and Risk
• Cost effective monitoring
• Cumulative impact assessment
Internships may last up to four months and should be completed by the end of March 2013.
Eligibility: The internships are particularly suited to early career researchers, who are either nearing the end of or have recently completed their PhD and are able to embed NERC funded research into a business or third sector environment (please note current PhD students would normally be expected to be at least in their second year of research).
Funding: NERC will invest £200,000 in this scheme and anticipates funding 5-10 internships.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the funding has been allocated, or by 17:00 on 26th October 2012.
For more information see: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/business/ao-business-internship.asp
The 2013 NERC Industrial CASE Studentship Competition is now open. This replaces the Open CASE Studentship competition.
The Industrial CASE Studentship Competition promotes collaboration between the research community and the end-users of research.
NERC, BBSRC, MRC and STFC are now working together on Industrial CASE Studentships. 31 July is a common closing date for all councils with Industrial CASE competitions. This will allow us to transfer any applications which are better suited to another council's remit.
A CASE studentship is a PhD studentship during which the student enhances their training by spending between 3 and 18 months with the CASE partner in a workplace outside the academic environment.
It aims to benefit both the end-user and the student. It provides outstanding students with access to training, facilities and expertise not available in an academic setting alone.
CASE partners benefit from a motivated, high-quality PhD student undertaking cutting-edge research relevant to their organisation's priorities and objectives. The studentship also provides opportunities develop or strengthen research collaborations with academic partners.
Impact is one of the CASE scheme's main criteria. Applications must demonstrate the potential for societal or economic impact through collaboration with the CASE partner and the provision of high quality training in research skills. For more on impact see the RCUK website.
CASE studentship projects must provide sound training in research methods, and a stimulating intellectual challenge for the student. The work's impetus and initial requirement should originate from the CASE partner.
Both the research organisation and the CASE partner nominate supervisors responsible for overseeing the student's training.
Applications should fall within the NERC science remit. Individuals may make only one application to the scheme, whether it be in the role of supervisor or of co-supervisor. This applies to both the research partner and the CASE partner.
More details on eligibility can be found in the call guidance.
Awards will be made for 48 months. The total funding awarded each year will be calculated on the basis of: the set student stipend, plus the set research training support grant, plus the set fee level. Awards will be supplemented with London Allowance where necessary.